Was the Bible written to be read literally? If yes, how do we make sense of some of the stories in the Old Testament? In the Tower of Babel, we are told the people tried to build a tower to the heavens. As the people began building, God became frustrated with the people and changed their languages. Some interpreters of scripture believe Babel is the place where one language began transforming into thousands of different languages. Other scholars insist Babel is an origin story. The authors of Genesis are trying to make sense of their confusing world. Often our son, is curious about the origins of Superheroes. When he doesn’t know Flash Gordan’s story, he will create an origin story for the Flash. For thousands of years, we have been creating origins stories to make sense of our strange world.