Chapter 11-The Tower Of Babel And Shem's Descendants
- Where did the people of the world migrate and decide to settle after the Flood? (vs. 1-2)
- What common goal did the people embrace and pursue? (v. 4a)
- What attitudes about themselves and about God did they express as they undertook this building project? (v. 4b)
- What did their choice of building materials indicate about the way they approached this project? (v. 3)
- In ten words or less, develop a theme or title to capture the spirit of what this generation of post-Flood people were trying to do with their building project.
- What was so wrong about this project that had such a powerful appeal and offered a number of benefits to so many?
- Give five examples of how a similar, human-centered, people-glorifying spirit expresses itself in our times.
- How did God initially respond to the human race’s effort to remain on the Plain of Shinar and erect its great planned city? (v. 5)
- What conclusions did God reach after His thorough review of this great endeavor by the human race? (vs. 6-7)
- Why was the confusion of human language an effective choice for God to use in response of the growing opposition of people to Him and His will?
- What important things happened as a result of God’s act of confusing human language? (v. 8)
- What is significant about the name “Babel”? (v. 9)
- Agree or Disagree? By confusing the language people use to communicate, God actually made it easier for Christians to spread the Gospel. (Explain your answer)
- Which two accounts of development (the 5th and 6th in Genesis) begin in the second part of this chapter? (vs. 10 and 27)
- List the ten generations of descent recorded in this section. (vs. 20-32)
- Which two people did this section link together? (vs. 10 and 26)
- How did this line of descent compare with the one recorded in Genesis 5 in regard to:
a. the number of people listed?
b. the length of people’s lives?
c. the recording of people’s deaths?
d. the promise of the Messiah?
- What valuable things do we learn about Terah’s son, Abram, in vs. 29-31?