GENESIS CHAPTER ELEVEN


1 The whole world had a single language and

               A common speech. 2 As men moved eastward, they

               Came to a Shinar plain and settled there.

3 They told each other, “Come, let’s make some bricks

              And bake them thoroughly.” They used some brick  

               Instead of stone, and tar for mortar, 4 then

They said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city

               Which has a tower reaching to the heavens,

               So that we may make a name for ourselves

“Tower of Babel” by Flemish Renaissance painter
Marten van Valckenborch (1535–1612)

And not be scattered over the whole earth.”

               5 But God came down to see the city and

               The tower that the men were building, and

6 God said, “If as one people who all can

               Speak the same language they have started this,

               Then nothing that they plan to do will be

Impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go

               Down and confuse their language so they will

               Not understand each other,” 8 so the LORD

Dispersed them from that place and over all

               The earth, and they no longer built the city.

               9 That’s why it was called Babel –for there God

Confused the language of the whole world, and

From there God scattered them throughout the earth.

               10 Now this is Shem’s account. Two years post-flood,

When Shem became one hundred years old, he

               Became the father of Arphaxad, 11 and

               After becoming father of Arphaxad,

Shem lived five hundred years and had more sons

               And daughters. 12 When Arphaxad had lived thir-

Ty-five years, he became the father of

Shelah, 13 and after he became the father

               Of Shelah, Arphaxad lived for four hundred

               And three years and had other sons and daughters.

14 When Shelah reached the age of thirty, he

               Became Eber’s father, 15 and after he

               Became Eber’s father, Shelah lived for

Four hundred three years and had other sons

               And daughters. 16 Eber lived for thirty-four

Years, and then fathered Peleg; 17 after that

He lived four hundred thirty years and had

               Some other sons and daughters. 18 When he was

Thirty, he fathered Reu, 19 and after he

Became Reu’s father, then Peleg lived for

Two hundred nine years and had other sons

And daughters, 20 and when Reu was thirty-two,

He fathered Serug, 21 and after becoming

               Father of Serug, Reu lived for two hundred

               And seven years and had some other sons

And daughters, 22 and when Serug had lived thirty

Years, he became Nahor’s father, 23 and after

               He became Nahor’s father, Serug lived

Two hundred years, had other sons and daughters,

24 And Nahor at the age of twenty-nine

Years, fathered Terah, 25 and after he became

Father of Terah, Nahor lived one hundred

And nineteen years and he had other sons

And daughters. 26 After Terah had lived for

Seventy years, he fathered Abram, Nahor

And Haran. 27 The account of Terah is

This one: He fathered Abram, Nahor and

Haran, who was Lot’s father. 28 While his father

               Terah was living, Haran died in Ur

               Of the Chaldeans, in his birth land. 29 Abram

And Nahor both got married. Abram’s wife

               Was Sarai, and the name of Nahor’s wife

               Was Milcah; she was Haran’s daughter, and

Haran was father of both Milcah             

               And Iscah. 30 Sarai was unable to

               Conceive; she had no children. 31 Terah took

His own son Abram, Lot his grandson, son

               Of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai,  

               The wife of his son Abram, and together

They left from Ur of the Chaldeans to

               Relocate in the land of Canaan, but

When they reached Haran, there they settled. 32 Terah

Lived two hundred five years, and died in Haran.

Feb. 28: Generosity

 

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

 

February 28
Generosity

162.
We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.
~Buzzie Bavasi (1914–2008), an American executive in Major League Baseball who played a major role in the operation of three franchises from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s

163.
Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
~Romans 13:7

 

 

February 28: Generosity

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

February 28
Generosity

 

162.

We live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.

~Buzzie Bavasi (1914–2008), an American executive in Major League Baseball who played a major role in the operation of three franchises from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s.

163.

Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

~Romans 13:7

 

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February 28: Computers and Software

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.

February 28
Computers and Software

 

162.

Anyone who slaps a “this page is best viewed with Browser X” label on a Web page appears to be yearning for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very little chance of reading a document written on another computer, another word processor, or another network.

~Tim Berners-Lee (in Technology Review, July 1996)

 

163.

Einstein argued that there must be simplified explanations of nature, because God is not capricious or arbitrary. No such faith comforts the software engineer.

~Fred Brooks, essay “No Silver Bullet,” 1987

 

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