1 The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary. 2 When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. 3 Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” (They had brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar.)
1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon advanced against Jerusalem and laid it under siege. 2 Now the Lord delivered King Jehoiakim of Judah into his power, along with some of the vessels of the temple of God. He brought them to the land of Shinar10 to the temple of his god and put the vessels in the treasury of his god. 3 The king commanded Ashpenaz, who was in charge of his court officials, to choose some of the Israelites who were of royal and noble descent—
Notes and References
"... The later portrayal of Babylon in Daniel is seen as a rebellious reversal attempt to yet again to unify the many peoples and languages in allegiance to divine Babylon. Daniel 1-3 draws upon Genesis 11:1-9 in many deliberate ways. (Compare Genesis 11:1; Daniel 1:2; Daniel 3:1) ..."
Mackie, Tim Noah to Abraham: Exploring Genesis 6-12 (pp. 143-144) Bible Project, 2020