Genesis 11:27–32 - Life of Abraham
Genesis 11 - Babel and Beyond
The Apparent Cainan: Contradiction in Luke 3:36
This article traces the development of many languages from Genesis 11. It shows how from there, language worked to separate God’s people from the world.
A Historical Reading of Genesis 11:1-9 – The Sumerian Demise and Dispersion under the Ur III Dynasty
The author first surveys the available options for reading Genesis 11:1-9: an ahistorical primaeval event, an agnostic historical event, or a known historical event. He then provides a reading of this passage as a known historical event, together with the textual and archaeological evidence considered.
Living in the Gap between Promise and Reality – The Preparation of a Saint (Genesis 11:27-32)
Duguid depicts Genesis 11:27-32 as “the preparation of Abraham and Sarah.” He offers an exposition on this passage that helps readers to apply it to their own lives.
The Historical Background of Genesis 11:1-9: Babel or Ur?
This paper proposes a historical event behind Genesis 11:1-9 that speaks to two results of the Tower of Babel incident: the diversity of language and the scattering of the builders of the Tower.
Structure and Purpose in Genesis 1-11
The relationship of structure to meaning is to be recognized as important in any theory of interpretation. This paper reflects on the use of structure in Genesis 1-Genesis 11 to determine the purpose of the passage.
The Effects of Poetic and Literary Style on the Interpretation of the Early Chapters of Genesis
The significance of the Semitic poetry and literary style in which Genesis 1-Genesis 11 is written is considered.