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In their vanity, the people of Babel (near Babylon) began to construct a huge monument to “make a name for ourselves” (Gen 11:1-11). The structure would probably have been used in idol worship had it been completed. However, God intervened in divine judgment against this growing structure of pride by confusing the single dialect of that time into many different languages. Construction stopped and the different language groups spread out over the face of the earth.

See also: Babylon, languages, pride.