Lessons of Babel
Joseph Smith, the 19th-century prophet of the Mormon Church, saw in the story of the Tower of Babel a metaphor for the "infinitie multiplications of opinion" within the Christian world.
The source: “Joseph (Smith) in Egypt: Babel, Hieroglyphs, and the Pure Language of Eden” by Samuel Brown, in Church History, March 2009.
Of all the lessons of Genesis, few were taken more seriously by Joseph Smith (1805–44), the 19th-century prophet of the Mormon Church, than the account of the Tower of Babel. Mankind’s effort to build a tower that would “reach unto...