And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
The Bible doesn’t tell us how big the Tower of Babel was. It is described as “a tower whose top is in the heavens.”
. . . when people are dedicated to doing something and are working toward the same goal, they can do things very quickly.
These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood. (Genesis 10:32)
The Tower of Babel incident occurred around 4,200 years ago — about 100 years after the Flood but before Abraham was born.
If it were, it would be over 4,200 years old. There are not too many things that can last that long.
Most researchers think they know where the foundation is located.
As far as we know, there was nothing inside the tower. It makes more sense that it would have been solid bricks inside.
The tower and city that the people built at Babel were made because they were disobeying what God had told them to do.
Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth.
There were at least 78 families that came out of Babel with new languages because Genesis 10 gives a listing of most of these families.
As the population split up and people left Babel by their family groups, different characteristics like the many skin shades ended up in the various groups.
As people spread out from Babel, they could easily have made it to Europe, Asia, and Africa. These continents are all connected. But North and South America and Australia are not connected.
The Chinese are descendants of these original Sinites and most call themselves “Han,” from Ham, one of Noah’s three sons.
Most of the English came from Germanic tribes of the northern part of mainland Europe, namely the Angles and Saxons.
Many groups of people are actually descendants of more than one ancestor. This happened with a number of peoples, including the Japanese.
The Ice Age was an event that happened after the Flood—and we believe it was generated by the Flood.
From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth? (Job 38:29)
During the Ice Age, the ice extended in a downward direction from the north in Asia, Europe, and North America.
They have found a man frozen in a glacier! He is named “Ötzi, the Iceman.”
Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
The animals that lived during the Ice Age, specifically in the icy areas or more properly the areas between the ice, would be the animals that were well-equipped to handle the cold.