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Tower of Babel

According to a story in Genesis Chapter 11, the Tower of Babel was a tower built by a united humanity in order to reach the heavens. To prevent the project from succeeding, God confused their languages so that each spoke a different language and the work could not proceed. After that time, people moved away to different parts of the earth. The story is used to explain the existence of many different languages and races.

See also Babel, Babel Fish

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