a A city in the land of Shinar, or Chaldea, built by Nimrod, great-grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:10). b A tower that was built with the city, the intention being to make the tower so high that it would reach to heaven; it was here that a confusion of tongues took place, and men began to speak in different languages, according to Bible history (Gen. 11:1-9).
Meta. Babel signifies what the name means--confusion. When man thinks that in outer, or purely mental and psychic, ways he can comprehend and contact the divine, confusion is always the outcome. It is only through the inner Spirit of truth that he can come in touch with and gain spiritual Truth and perfection of poise, peace, power, all good--the kingdom of heaven.