Professional, peer-reviewed papers addressing the biblical, theological, social, archaeological, and historical issues related to Babel.
This paper is the second in the series and continues the process of systematizing the chronology of the ANE using the durations given by the ancient chroniclers.
This series of papers makes the case that a broad consensus of ancient sources speaks in harmony with Ussher’s chronology of the Bible.
Judgment in Nahum follows the pattern of Babel. God would come down, incapacitate a rebellion, and scatter rebels. This contradicts a widely-held belief.
This paper will look at the different possibilities that can be constructed concerning how long each dynasty lasted and how they relate to the biblical dates of the Flood, Tower, and Patriarchs.
This biblical story is believed by many to be the record of a real historical event that took place after the worldwide Flood, at a time when the earth’s population still lived together in one place.
Tower of Babel on Answers Research Journal
After the global flood, the Lord gave Noah’s descendants an opportunity to start over, but it did not take long for people to rebel again. Refusing to spread around the globe as God had commanded, they stayed together and sought to make a name for themselves by building a city and a tower whose top would be in the heavens. God judged these rebels by confusing their language. Unable to effectively communicate with one another, they ceased building the city and tower and then separated to fill the earth.
Secularists often view the Babel event as a myth, while liberal theologians generally see the Babel narrative as being a later invention during the Jews’ exile in Babylon. However, the Babel event serves as an integral part of the biblical worldview. This passage explains more than just the origin of human languages; it also provides the historical basis for the origin of the world’s various people groups. Thus, while ethnic differences exist, there are not different races of humanity. This biblical truth matches biological research but contradicts evolutionary expectations that often view certain “races” as being more highly evolved than others. Emphasizing the biblical truth that all humans are related lays the necessary foundation for addressing much of the “racial” tension in our modern world.
These peer-reviewed articles in the Answers Research Journal (ARJ) will focus on the biblical, theological, social, archaeological, and scientific aspects of the Babel account. They will demonstrate the historical reliability of the biblical record and refute arguments designed to undermine the historicity of the Babel account.