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Beginnings in Genesis – Confusing Tongues

June 1, 2008

there the Lord confused the language of the whole world
gen 11:9

Just a few more things to say before we finish. One of the features of the scattering of Babel is the confusing of tongues.

David Atkinson quotes one writer who says the following:

“On my trip to asia, the word Coca Cola was the one word I understood in every language. It sprang out familiarly from signs written in the most alien characters. What’s wrong with a world in which this is the only word that has survived the Babylonian confusion of tongues? We can still talk to one another about Coca Cola, but not about freedom, not about God, not about what a neighbour is.”

From → Genesis

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