My bible reading is going quite slowly, which means I am still at the interesting parts. I just read Genesis 10:11, three times in fact, to make sure I was reading correctly. Apparently all the world once spoke the same language, so God decided to give them all different languages to confuse them!?!?!
"Come, let us go down there and confuse their language, so that they will not understand what they say to one another."
It then continues:
So the Lord dispersed them from there all over the earth, and they left off building the city. That is why it is called Babel, because there the Lord made a babble of the language of the whole world. It was from that place the Lord scattered people over the face of the earth.
Really? I knew this almighty god did some f***ed up s**t (pardon my language but I could not find other words that quite expressed this opinion), but why did he give them all different languages and confuse them? I can't find a reason in the text. Does anyone know?
I never knew that's why it is called Babel. I am learning more and more!