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Discovery of Ancient DNA Said to Support Biblical ‘Tower of Babel’ Narrative By Will Maule

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An incredible discovery of human DNA in Alaska has given scientists reason to believe the validity of the Biblical narrative of the mass spreading of people from the Tower of Babel.

Genesis 11:1-9 tells us that the entire world once had “one language and a common speech,” and that people eventually came up with what they believed to be a fantastic idea: build a city with a tower that stretched all the way up to the heavens.

But once God saw what they were doing, He took action and confused their speech so that they could not understand each another.

“The Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other,’” verses 6 and 7 reads.

The newly-harvested DNA may corroborate the Biblical account of what happened next in this infamous story:

Verse 8 and 9 reads: “So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world.”

The study published Jan. 3 in the journal “Nature”  was led by geneticist Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

It claimed that DNA extracted from the remains of an infant girl buried in central Alaska is suggestive of an ancient migration of people from East Asia, across a frozen land bridge, and all the way into North America.

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