Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Tower of Babel Youth Bible Study


Lesson 14: The Tower of Babel


 

Discussion Starter: Where did we get all the different languages? And where did we get all the different races of people?

 

Bible Study: Read Genesis 11:1.

 

How many languages were there? One.

 

How did everyone have the same language? We have thousands of different languages today. Everyone was descended from Adam and Eve and then everyone was descended from Noah. It makes sense that everyone spoke the same language. It was the language that Adam and Eve originally used.

 

Read Genesis 11:2-4.

Why did the people want to build a city and a tower? They wanted to make a name for themselves. They wanted to be famous. They wanted other people who would live after them to think how great they were for building this awesome city. They were prideful.

 

Read Genesis 11:5-7.

 

What did God do to stop the people from building their city? He made it so that people started speaking different languages from one another.

 

Read Genesis 11:8-9.

 

When the people started speaking other languages, what happened? They stopped building the city because they couldn't communicate with each other. They couldn't work together.

 

"Babel" is Hebrew for "confusion"

 

Then they were scattered. Since they couldn't talk to each other, they all moved away from each other. This is how we got the different the languages and races. All of a sudden, some people started speaking Chinese, others started speaking Hebrew, others started speaking Greek, others started speaking in African languages, so people started speaking in Native American languages.

 

The people who could understand each other moved off together, away from everyone else that they couldn't understand. Eventually, everyone who spoke Chinese, ended up in China. Everyone who spoke Native American languages ended up in North and South America. Everyone moved to where they now live.

Because the environments and the climates where all of these different groups of people moved and because they intermarried so much with each other, these different groups began to take on very distinguishing features.

 

People who spoke Chinese and moved to China began to look Chinese because of their environment and because of the constant intermarriage between them. People who spoke African languages and moved to Africa, began to look African. The environment and the climate was much hotter, the sunlight was much more direct so over the years and through intermarrying within that one group of people, they began to look darker than everyone else.

 

So why did God do this to the people who were building the city? Because of their pride.

Read Proverbs 16:18.

This was a curse that God put on the people because of their pride. God has also, on occasion, taken away this curse.

Read Acts 2:1-13.

 

God allowed people who spoke different languages to understand each other. This is a widespread manifestation of the gift of tongues. In Heaven, everyone will be able to understand each other again.


 

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Lesson 14: The Tower of Babel

 

Discussion Starter: Where did we get all the different languages? And where did we get all the different races of people?

 

 

Bible Study: Read Genesis 11:1.

 

 

How many languages were there?

 

 

How did everyone have the same language? We have thousands of different languages today.

 

 

Read Genesis 11:2-4.

 

Why did the people want to build a city and a tower?

 

 

Read Genesis 11:5-7.

 

 

What did God do to stop the people from building their city?

 

 

Read Genesis 11:8-9.

 

 

"Babel" is Hebrew for "______________________"

 

 

Then they were _____________________. Since they couldn't talk to each other, they all moved away from each other. This is how we got the different the languages and races. All of a sudden, some people started speaking Chinese, others started speaking Hebrew, others started speaking Greek, others started speaking in African languages, some people started speaking in Native American languages.

 

 

The people who could understand each other moved off together, away from everyone else that they couldn't understand. Eventually, everyone who spoke Chinese, ended up in China. Everyone who spoke Native American languages ended up in North and South America. Everyone moved to where they now live.

 

 

Because of the environments and the climates where all of these different groups of people moved and because they intermarried so much with each other, these different groups began to take on very distinguishing features.

 

 

People who spoke Chinese and moved to China began to look Chinese because of their environment and because of the constant intermarriage between them. People who spoke African languages and moved to Africa, began to look African. The environment and the climate was much hotter, the sunlight was much more direct so over the years and through intermarrying within that one group of people, they began to look darker than everyone else.

 

 

So why did God do this to the people who were building the city?

 

Read Proverbs 16:18.

 

This was a ________________ that God put on the people because of their pride. God has also, on occasion, taken away this curse.

 

Read Acts 2:1-13.

 

 

God allowed people who spoke different languages to understand each other. This is a widespread manifestation of the gift of tongues. In _____________________, everyone will be able to understand each other again.


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