O ne of the most epic yet misunderstood events in the Book of Genesis is the Tower of Babel. In the opening verses of Genesis 11 we read:
“Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. [‘nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.’ KJV] 7 Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Babel because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.” (Gen 11:1-9 ESV)
For those of us who were raised on Bible stories, the Tower of Babel was one that really didn’t get in-depth commentary. The story that preceded it—Noah and the flood—and the story that followed it—the call of Abraham—got most of the attention. The Tower story felt like a speed bump on the Biblical landscape that didn’t make much sense. No doubt many a child over the years was heard asking their Sunday School teacher “Why was God upset at the people for building a tower?” and “Why did He confuse the languages?” As a youngster, I was never satisfied with any of the answers.
As a student of scripture, and someone who has studied it over the decades, I have come to appreciate the fact that everything in the Biblical narrative is significant. In the Genesis record, which is encased in the “law of first mention,” the significance is magnified. Recently I have come to discover the crucial significance of the Tower of Babel.
The Tower’s Historical Context
According to Rabbi Yoel Spotts, the construction of the Tower of Babel took place 339 years after Noah’s flood, and the population of the world was just under a million people by that time.
Here is how he explains his research:
“Noah lived a very long time—950 years total. The flood occurred when Noah was 600 years old—in the year 1656 since creation, and Noah and the others left the ark the next year—1657 since creation. The incident known as the Tower of Babel took place when Noah was 940 years old—in the year 1996 since creation.
This means that there were 339 years between when Noah and the others left the ark and when the Tower of Babel was built.
The Torah notes that there were (at least) 8 people in the ark: Noah, his wife, his 3 sons, and the son’s wives.
The next important piece of information we need is the average growth rate during those 339 years. Of course, we have no hard data on that. Worldwide, the average growth rate today is 1.14%. However, smaller countries have growth rates as high as 5%. I think it’s fairly safe to assume that with such a small starting population (only 8 survivors of the flood), the growth rate was on the higher side. Remember that birth control was not quite in vogue then. So I think a 3.5% growth rate is a safe assumption.
Next, we need the formula to calculate growth based on initial population (P), growth rate, and number of years (Y). That formula is: ((1+R) ^ Y) * P
Plugging in our values:
((1 + .035) ^ 339) * 8
This yields a population at the time of the Tower of Babel of over 920,000 people! So even assuming everyone else in the world was destroyed save those 8 people in the ark, the world would have been quite populated by the time of the building of the Tower of Babel.”
Nimrod the Babel Builder
Who was the chief architect of the Tower of Babel? Nimrod (whose name means “rebel”). Genesis 10 provides the record:
“Cush was the father of Nimrod, the first mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter whom the LORD blessed. That’s why people used to say, “He’s like Nimrod, a mighty hunter whom the LORD blessed.” The first cities in his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in Shinar [Babylonia]. He went from that land to Assyria and built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah, and Resen, the great city between Nineveh and Calah.” (Genesis 10:8-12)
Why Did Nimrod Build A Tower?
Though the flood provided a “new start” for planet earth, the strain of Adam’s sin, coupled with demonic forces that predated the flood, found new beachheads from which to operate. We would be wise to keep in mind the fact that the demonic strongholds of wickedness have not ceased to exist with the passage of the centuries, but arise from new beachheads in each generation. In Nimrod, who I believe pre-figures the anti-Christ of the last days, the devil found a willing subject through which to advance his lurid purposes on the earth. The Tower of Babel project, a mere 350 years after the flood, represented a wicked coup de’tat against God’s kingdom. It was a “stargate” project designed to access the demonic, occultic powers of the prince and the power of the air. But more than that, it was the first recorded attempt to establish a new world order.
The Kingdom Strikes Back: The Call of Abraham
As we see in the Genesis 11 narrative, God was not pleased with the Tower project and the motivation behind it. The words “so we won’t become scattered all over the face of the earth” coupled with “so the LORD scattered them all over the face of the earth” provide the poetic contrast. Nimrod’s globalist intention was to melt down cultural distinctions and centralize control of the human race. God frustrated this plan. I believe under the surface a spiritual war was raging. The devil was inspiring Nimrod to go around God’s purposes and establish occultic worship centered around this Tower that reached to the stars. God put a stop to it because “If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them.” Given the fact that just prior to the flood, man’s hearts were continually fixated on evil (Gen. 6:5), the Lord knew where the path of a united mankind, walking in rebellion, would lead. ALSO, even in the arena of language, there is no limit, as we see even today in the insistence that people re-define language and create whole new pronouns to fit “the narrative.”
After confusing the languages and thwarting the efforts of the original globalists, God opened the next chapter by calling Abraham to commence the Gospel march of blessing to the nations. The first two letters of “Gospel” are “GO.” And that is what Abraham was called upon to do: go to where the people are. Unlike the globalist vision of bringing people together under one synthetic banner, God’s heart is to celebrate and bring kingdom blessing to each unique people group of the earth: unity in diversity.
The template Jesus gave His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20 is “make disciples of all nations.” The light at the end of the tunnel of the Gospel project is in Revelation 7:9 “After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands.” Both of these passages showcase the heart of God the Father who delights in diversity and intended from the beginning for there to be nations across the globe with unique cultural distinctions.
Paul states in Acts 17:26:
“From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.”
Where We Stand in 2022
At this crucial moment in history, we see the re-emergence of the Nimrod spirit. The World Economic Forum, led by Klaus Schwab and funded by the world’s richest people, is openly advancing a Globalist agenda that champions cyber technology, genetic engineering and trans-humanism while seeking to dethrone the Judeo-Christian foundation of Western Civilization.
The Russian-Ukraine has brought this issue to the surface. While on the one hand the WEC-led media throughout the world has framed Putin as a thug and tyrant, even though Putin has insisted that he is standing against globalism, NAZI infiltration in Ukraine, trans-genderism, abortion, and the whole line-up of decadent values, these are all being aggressively advanced by the hard left.
All the while, the corporate Western Media has remained silent on the historical NAZI infiltration in Ukraine. And any student of history knows that the whole premise of the Third Reich was a “superhuman race” that would rule the world for a thousand years. Are we so dumbed down as a society that we miss this point?
Allow me to spell it out simply: Putin is standing for nationalism and traditional Judeo-Christian values in Russia, just like Trump is in the US. Both of these men are in the crosshairs of the Globalists precisely for this reason. As General Flynn said recently said in an interview with Clay Clark, Putin is standing in the way of the World Economic Forum’s Globalist ambitions.
What we see happening right before our eyes is the age-old battle between good and evil. The Tower of Babel was man’s attempt to usurp God less than 400 years after the flood of Noah. Several thousand years later, we see a modern-day Tower of Babel arising, personified in the World Economic Forum.
Check out these two clips below:
VIDEO ON RIGHT: ‘In Russia, in the Kaluga region, a replica of the Tower of Babel was burned. According to Biblical tradition, the Tower of Babel is mankind’s first attempt to build a world empire that would unite all the peoples and nations that inhabited the earth. It is mankind’s first attempt to challenge God and take His place. It was God Himself who destroyed the tower. The fact that Russia has just now decided to burn a replica of the Tower of Babel has a clear symbolic meaning. Russia is telling the lords of the Kabbalah that their “dream” of building a world government has finally gone up in smoke. Russia is letting the whole world know that the New World Order is defeated.’