Nimrod and His People Decide to Build a Tower

Genesis 11:4

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

W. Cleon Skousen wrote:

“The tower . . . was to be high, nigh unto heaven. The purpose of this tower was to escape the vengeance of a just God if there should ever be another flood. Apparently Nimrod had no confidence in the covenant between Noah and the Lord. This begins to give us some insight into the personality of Nimrod. He was a defiant, rebellious son of Cain.”

(The First 2000 Years, rev. ed. [1997], 186.)