The Tower of Babel is a well-known story in the Bible; however, I feel that it is overlooked. There are some important things to note in the story. Here’s some background:
The Tower of Babel was a project widely held to be led by Nimrod, son of Cush and great grandson of Noah. According to legend, he was a mighty hunter and rebellious against Yahweh. Therefore, the tower was a means to rebel; it was a way of erecting a massive idol opposed to Yahweh. If that’s the case, Nimrod and the builders were committing a crime in ignorance because the second commandment had not been given to humans yet.