Re: Did man originally speak a single language?

Glenn R. Morton (
Mon, 02 Nov 1998 18:49:52 -0600

Hi George,

At 10:26 AM 11/2/98 -0500, George Murphy wrote:

> 3) A demonstration of the unity of human languages at some basic level
>certainly be of great interest scientifically & might shed some light on
Gen.11. But
>the emphasis in the Babel story is not on the original unity of languages
but on their

Not wanting to start our great debate again, I will restrict my comments to
this. It is NOT just Genesis 11 which is impacted by a common language
origin. I agreed with Gordon when he pointed out that Babel might have
affected only a small part of humanity. But there is still the earlier
common language that Adam and Eve spoke. So, any evidence of a common
language would impact Genesis 2 first; Genesis 11 secondly.

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