Genesis 11: 1-9
"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there... And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
"And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower... and said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another′s speech.
"So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
This gallery will explore some of the places these ancient men traveled to and look at some of the places where they made a home.
A Wayfarer Today can not Help but Take Notice.
A wayƒarer is one who takes many steps on his liƒe journey. On the way he sees interesting things on this land, some of which cause him to stop, take notice and ponder upon.
(m1a-20091014.0922) Just one of the settlements of the Ancients. (Mesa Verde, CO)
Sometimes, one of such sights may cause within him deep thoughts of those people, the ancient ones, who have taken steps before him upon the land he now takes steps upon, even evidence of their passing.
Many would be the thoughts about their travels, where they came from, where they walked to, how much ground did they cover in a day, even what they would carried in their pack as necessities. These ancient foot travelers, like all of mankind would require the basic necessities: food, water, clothing, shelter, work, companionship and because God created it within mankind, worship.
What kind of food did they eat, what was their clothing like, what was the work that they did and what was required of them to survive their day. Also, did they have time for games and recreation.
Too, he would think about what was necessary for these people to protect themselves and their loved ones from both wild animals and possibly other men. But more important, what would be foremost on their minds and what were their thoughts and feeling about God.
He knows that much like it is for many today, it would have been a struggle for them to survive. Methinks, these people, those who came before, the ancients, were not much different than we are, and too, these ancient foot travels were in fact wayfarers as well.