• When all men were of one language, some of them built a high tower, as if they would thereby ascend up to heaven, but the gods sent storms of wind and overthrew the tower, and gave every one his peculiar language; and for this reason it was that the city was called Babylon.

    Flavius Josephus (1852). “The works of Flavius Josephus: the learned and authentic Jewish historian”, p.54
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