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Definition of Babel

Babel

  1. The city and tower in the land of Shinar, where the confusion of languages took place.
  2. Hence: A place or scene of noise and confusion; a confused mixture of sounds, as of voices or languages.

Babel Quotations

If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.
Franz Kafka

There is no better story in the Old Testament, or perhaps the whole Bible, for depicting the difference between the ladder-defined life and the cross-defined life than that of the Tower of Babel.
Tullian Tchividjian

There are the further difficulties of building a population out of a diversity of races, each at a different stage of cultural evolution, some in need of restraint, many in need of protection; everywhere a bewildering Babel of tongues.
Arthur Keith

I've seen 'Babel' four times. And each time I realize anew what a monumental project that had been for me.
Rinko Kikuchi

As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God's anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
Adam Sedgwick
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Babel Translations

babel in Dutch is Babel
babel in French is Babel, Babylone
babel in Hungarian is hangzavar
babel in Swedish is villervalla

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