The author may be intentionally
drawing the story of the founding of Babel into the larger scheme
at work throughout the book. It is a scheme that contrasts Godís
way of blessing with manís own attempt to find the good, similar to
When man goes ďeast,Ē he tended to
leave the land of Godís blessing and went to a land where his
hopes on his own turned to ruin, i.e. Tower of Babel.