Meaning of Babel

Ba•bel

Pronunciation: (bā'bul, bab'ul), [key]
  1. an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a towerintended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the &hasp;language of the people took place. Gen. 11:4–9.
  2. (usually l.c.) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
  3. (usually l.c.) a scene of noise and confusion.

Ba•bel

Pronunciation: (bab'ul Russ. bä'byil), [key]
  1. 1894–1941, Russian author.
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