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Babel, Tower of: The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race
built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge
(Genesis 11:1-9) Their object
in building this tower was probably that it might be seen as a
rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to which they had
emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so prevent their being
scattered abroad. But God interposed and defeated their design by
condounding their language, and hence the name Babel, meaning
"confusion." In the Babylonian tablets there is an account of this
event, and also of the creation and the deluge.
The Temple of Belus, which is supposed to occupy its site, is
described by the Greek historian Herodotus as a temple of great extent
and magnificence, erected by the Babylonians for their god Belus. The
treasures Nebuchadnezzar brought from Jerusalem were laid up in this
(2 Chronicles 36:7) The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7
miles south-west of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of
the site of ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is
an immense mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300
feet in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet above
the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the ruins of the
tower of Babel. This is "one of the most imposing ruins in the
country." Others think it to be the ruins of the Temple of Belus.