It happened that they came to the east of the land, and they decided to settle down in the land of Shinar.
Then the people started saying to each other, ”Let us make a city with a tall tower that will reach up to the heaven so that we will have name lest we are scattered over the face of the earth,”
The people used stone as brick and asphalt as mortar for building. God knew their plan and came down to see the city and the tower the people are building.
God was very unpleased with what the people had built and said, “The people are in unity and share the same language. If this is what they are beginning to do, nothing that these people want to do can be stopped.”
And so God confused the language of the people on earth and the people couldn’t understand each other language.
From there, God spread them abroad to other places and the people stop their building plan.
God was not happy with the people’s plan to build a tower because they are not building the tower to gives glory to God but rather to themselves.
The people wanted to build the tower because of their pride and arrogance and therefore God was not pleased with it.
Therefore, the tower is called Babel because it was there that God had confused the language of the people and scattered them abroad all over the face of the earth.