Meaning: a confusion of voices and other sounds
Meaning: (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah's descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another
On Seeing the Ruins of the Tower of Babel; 6.
It was the first linguistic concourse since Babel times.
Babel thus takes its place quietly among the other myths of the Bible.
The first inarticulate roar was followed by a babel of voices, like a tropical cloudburst on a prefab hut.
Well, here we are in Paris!" And then it was all confusion, for the guards were throwing open the doors to the compartments, and streams of people were meeting on the platform, in what seemed to be inextricable confusion amid a babel of sounds.
The diversity of language was firmly held to be explained by the story of the Tower of Babel; and since the writers of the Bible were merely pens in the hand of God the conclusion was reached that not only the sense, but the words, letters, and even the punctuation proceeded from the Holy Spirit.