Commissioned in 2012 by Mr. J. Johnson.
The Tower of Babel narrative in Genesis 11:1–9 is an origin myth meant to explain why the world's peoples speak different languages. God was concerned that humans had blasphemed by building the tower to avoid a second flood so God brought into existence multiple languages.
According to the story, a united human race in the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, comes to the land of Shinar. There they agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. God, observing their city and tower, confounds their speech so that they can no longer understand each other, and scatters them around the world. Thus, humans were divided into linguistic groups, unable to understand one another. [Wikipedia]