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Jibber-Jabber: Genesis 11:1-9: The Tower of Babel
Tower of BabelMain Points to Remember
language: a set of commonly used words and grammar that people use to speak to each other.
Lesson: Genesis 11: 1-9 Our lesson begins with the time when everyone on earth spoke the same language. But something happened to change all of that. Today we have many different kinds of languages. ... Read the entire lesson text...
Summary After the flood, God told Noah and his family twice to fill the earth with people:
Gen 9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.
Gen 9:7 As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it. But man decided to stay in one place and build a name for themselves rather than live for God's glory. God knew that man would presume to do his will instead of God's more and more, just like before the flood, unless he blocked them in some way. For man's own benefit, and to further His will that they fill the earth, he created many languages for man. The men spread out, based on their languages. Remember, God's laws are to benefit man, not God. He split the men up to keep them from greater and greater evil.
Activity: hand motion story
Discussion: Languages become simpler throughout time. The study of languages shows that grammar and vocabulary become simpler. This makes since when we understand that God, the great Creator, gave man many complex languages at the time of Babel. It also follows the second law of thermodynamics - that complex things break down over time. The evolutionist in his desperation will combat both evidence and physics and try to tell you that things get more complex over time, but it is not true.
Sing: Wise man built his house
Puzzle: Cut out the picture of the Tower of Babel and have students put it together.Memory Review Books of OT. “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
Review Questions (can be used with gameboard)
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