Is there anything to the story of the Tower of Babel?
It’s a legend about why human languages are so different. So was there really only one human language a long time ago? Maybe — but how does this match up with the biblical account of the confounding of tongues?
Linguist Daniel Midgley puts an end to the confusion on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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