No mention of the size is found in the Bible. The Book of Jubilees contains one of the most detailed accounts found anywhere of the Tower. And they began to bui…ld, and in the fourth week they made brick with fire, and the bricks served them for stone, and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea, and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: forty and three years were they building it; its breadth was 203 bricks, and the height [of a brick] was the third of one; its height amounted to 5433 cubits and 2 palms, and [the extent of one wall was] thirteen stades [and of the other thirty stades]. (Jubilees 10:20-21, Charles' 1913 translation) My calculation are 8,149.5 ft tall. (cubits translate to 1 1/2 ft. each); and 1 stade (short for the greek 'stadium', the length from one end of the stadium to the other) is 629.9 ft. therefore, 8149.5 ft tall, and the extent of one wall was 8,188 ft. or to put it another way: height = 1.54346 mi or 2.48396 km length = 1.55075 mi or 2.49570 km (MORE)
Since God had confused the people by mixing up all the languages, simply "babel" is something a baby would say and you wouldn't understand it. So the Tower of Babel means the …Tower with confusing tongues and lossage of human unity. (MORE)
The Bible says that Nimrod was Ham's grandson(1 Chronicles 1:10), and a 'mighty hunter in opposition to God'. His territory as ruler included Shinar and Assyria, including Bab…el(Genesis 10:8-12) . It was in HIS territory of Babel that God confused the languages of all humanity (Genesis 11:1-9) so it is believed that Nimrod headed up the building of the Tower of Babel in direct opposition to God's orders to 'fill the earth'(Genesis 9:1). The reference work, "Jewish Antiquities"I, 114, 115 (iv, 2, 3), says that Nimrod felt "...that the only way to detach men from the fear of God was by making them continuously dependent upon his own power. He threatened to have his revenge on God if He wished to inundate the earth again; for he would build a tower higher than the water could reach and avenge the destruction of their forefathers. The people were eager to follow this advice... deeming it slavery to submit to God; so they set out to build the tower...and it rose with a speed beyond all expectation." (MORE)
You can read the whole story in Genesis 11:1-8. Specifically, though, God saw them building the tower and confused their languages, scattered them all over the earth, and sto…pped the construction of the tower. (MORE)
I have also built up a quite substantial home library that I use for reference. I have written and published online articles, each of around 2000 words, on nearly ever book in the Old Testament., most recently on the Book of Psalms.
The Book of Genesis tells us that the different cultures and languages in the world are a result of sin in the context of the Tower of Babel story. However, this story was… added to Genesis quite late in Jewish history, during the Babylonian Exile. The exiled Jews, who had never before seen a great cosmopolitan city like Babylon, were in awe of the great ziggurat, a pyramid-like tower, and at the same time surprised to meet people who spoke so many different languages. They associated the tower, which seemed to reach the heavens, and the many strange languages, and so developed the story of the Tower of Babel. New cultures and new languages have continued to develop since good records began, right up to the present time. Even if there had really been a Tower of Babel, it would not explain the evolution of languages. (MORE)