Understanding the Scriptures
|Throughly (v. 3)||Completely|
|Slime (v. 3)||Tar-like substance|
|Restrained (v. 6)||Kept|
|Confound (vv. 7, 9)||Confuse, mix up|
|Left off (v. 8)||Quit|
Studying the Scriptures
Do two of the following activities (A–C) as you study Genesis 11:1–9.
Read and Compare
Make a Connection to the Book of Mormon
Read Genesis 11:5–9 to find out how the Lord responded to the people’s attempt to make a name for themselves and a tower reaching to heaven. Then read Ether 1:33–43 and summarize in your notebook what happened to one group of people at the time spoken of in Genesis.
What Do You Think?
Explain how you think the Lord’s actions in Genesis 11:1–9 were a blessing to the people.
As was mentioned in the introduction to Genesis (see “The Books of Genesis, Moses, and Abraham” on p. 9), Joseph Smith received more of the writings and teachings of the prophet Abraham by translating some papyrus he obtained while living in Kirtland, Ohio. The book of Abraham is not considered part of the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, but Abraham 1–2 does help us increase our understanding of events described in Genesis 12.