Chapter 6 Video Sample -"The Tower of Babel"
After the flood, God instructed the people to scatter about the earth (Gen. 9:1, and again in Gen. 9:7). However, in Genesis 11, they defied God’s clear instruction to fill the earth and instead stayed together in one place. They united together in the Valley of Shinar to build a city and a tower, and to make a name for themselves.
Then [the people] said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth” —Gen. 11:4 [ESV]
While bringing this story to life in an animated format, unique questions arose. For example, in Chapter 6 we needed to consider:
What did the tower look like?
How big was the city?
What did Nimrod look like?
In order to make decisions about how to accurately present these things visually, we researched the land of Shinar, and the bricks, tar, and bitumen that were used to create the structure. We explored this in detail in our previous iBIBLE Behind the Scenes, “With Bricks and Mortar.”
We are excited to share these prerelease chapters with you. We hope that through these prereleases you can see how unique iBIBLE is: that it is truly the Word of God in a dynamic and visual format. We look forward to sharing more completed chapters of iBIBLE with you as they are finished.
Our mission is to present God’s Divine narrative in a format that is accessible to all people. With dramatic audio, detailed animations, and an interactive format, those who may have never engaged with a written Bible will now have access to the Scriptures, and God’s Word will come to life! And, as iBIBLE is completed, it will be free to the global missions community to translate into all languages. Thank you for joining us on this adventure!