Friday, April 27, 2012

Reversing Babel

Stott's reading today addresses "The Pentecost Event" (p. 295 of TTBTTY). His comments include this:

Ever since the early church fathers, commentators have seen the blessing of Pentecost as a deliberate and dramatic reversal of the curse of Babel.  At Babel human languages were confused, and the nations were scattered; in Jerusalem the language barrier was supernaturally overcome as a sign that the nations would now be gathered together in Christ.

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