Tower of Babel

11:1 And the whole EARTH {whole land mass} was of ONE LANGUAGE, and of ONE SPEECH.

Everyone that lived after the flood were descendants of Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheph.

11:2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a PLAIN {large flat area} in the land of Shinar {where after many centuries Babylon was built in the land called Shinar}; and THEY {many descendants of Shem, Ham, and Japheph} dwelt there.

11:3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

11:4 And they said, Go to, let us BUILD US A CITY {with the man-made bricks} and a TOWER {an Aztec type of pyramid made of hewn stone}, whose TOP {over 500 feet high} may REACH {juts up} unto HEAVEN {as high as some modern-day sky/heaven scraper}; and let us MAKE US A NAME {the new name of their new nation}, lest we be SCATTERED ABROAD {wandering around} upon the face of the whole earth {in search for food and shelter on the whole land/earth as the seasons change}.

The people wanted to build a city with houses so they could shelter from the cold weather during winter months. Crops would be grown, harvested, and stored for the winter months so the people of the city could obtain grains to make food during winter. A nearby river and well(s) would supply water for the city of Babel.

In old testament times, a capital city would have a high tower (building) near its center. The tower was usually the temple building, where temple priests would judge cases (civil or criminal) based on the law of the nation. It’s probable that certain crimes punishable by death would be executed upon the city’s tower in view of all the citizens as a deterrent from committing serious crimes against fellow citizens or against the state.

11:5 And the Lord {two witnesses combined as one} came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

The Lord represents the two-sided scroll of life, in which all things that happened in each generation have been recorded. Then from God’s high and lifted up mount in heaven where the judgment is happening, the scroll of life is being reviewed to show what happened in each generation. When the scroll of life is being reviewed in heaven, it replays what had happened on Earth. Accordingly, when the Lord came down from heaven to see the city and tower of Babel being constructed, it means that at that time the scroll of life was replaying the time when the city and tower of Babel was being constructed.

Isaiah 45:7  I {father and son/two witnesses combined as one/scroll of life} FORM the LIGHT, and CREATE DARKNESS: I make PEACE, and CREATE EVIL: I the Lord do ALL THESE THINGS {the Lord does all these things when each generation is being replayed to recreate the sun’s light during the day and darkness during night and to replay the times of peace and evil that happened in each generation}.

11:6 And the Lord said, Behold, the PEOPLE {of Babel} is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do {they imagined to build a city with a high tower in the center and to become a nation of people}.

11:7 Go to, let US {God the father and God’s son/two witnesses written on each side of the two-sided scroll of life} GO DOWN {hence the two sided scroll of life in heaven on the sea of glass will replay from heaven how Babel was destroyed on Earth}, and there CONFOUND THEIR LANGUAGE {cause them to utter words that are hard to understand}, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

The scroll of life in heaven replayed the time on Earth when the building of the city and tower of Babel were destroyed. A massive earthquake hit the city of Babel, causing the houses and tower to fall. The earthquake was so devastating that many people in the city of Babel died in the earthquake. Immediately after the massive ground-splitting earthquake, the surviving people were in such terrifying, fearful, and trembling shock that when they tried to speak they would babel their words. Hence they could not understand each others speech.

11:8 So the Lord {two sided scroll of life/two witnesses that were replaying what happened to the city of Babel} scattered them abroad from thence {destroyed city of Babel} upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

The massive ground-splitting earthquake divided the ruined city of Babel into parts. As earthquake tremors continued, the surviving people fled out from different parts of the destroyed city as far and as quickly as they could travel to get away from the trembling ground, lest they be swallowed up into the wide open fractured ground. During old testament times, the people living in cities would flee when an earthquake hit their city, see Zechariah 14:5.

Zechariah 14:5 And ye SHALL FLEE {shall flee in the great and dreadful day of the Lord, when an earthquake such as never happens hits the land of latter day Babylon} to the VALLEY OF THE MOUNTAINS {just as the survivors of the city of Babel fled on the face of the whole Earth}; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, LIKE AS YE FLED FROM BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE in the days of uzziah king of judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord {two-sided scroll of life} did there CONFOUND THE LANGUAGE {by replaying the time when a great earthquake hit the city of Babel} of all the earth {land}: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a GREAT EARTHQUAKE {caused by the massive eruption of the swelled to heaven super volcano in the land of latter day spiritual Shinar}, SUCH AS WAS NOT since men were upon the earth, so MIGHTY AN EARTHQUAKE, AND SO GREAT.

16:19 And the GREAT CITY {latter day Babylon} was DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS {three ways to be killed}, and the cities of the nations fell: and GREAT BABYLON {representing in our day the US capital and nation} came in REMEMBRANCE {because the scroll of life will then be replaying/remebering how latter day Babylon fell} before God {who is equated with the Rock/swelled to heaven super volcano}, to give unto HER {the city of latter day Babylon} the cup of the wine of the fierceness of HIS {father’s/first witness’} WRATH {the wrath that is written on the scroll of life according to what the two witnesses have already seen happen and, as it were, wrote on the scroll of life}.