Sep 17, 2011

Explain the Name

Candy What? Candy Babel!
What does Babel mean you ask?

Definition of BABEL                                   Ba·bel noun \ˈbā-bəl, ˈba-\

1: Often not capitalized a : a confusion of sounds or voices b : a scene of noise or confusion
Origin is Middle English, First Known Use: 14th century

2: The phrase "The Tower of Babel" does not actually appear in the Bible; it is always, "the city and its tower" (אֶת-הָעִיר וְאֶת-הַמִּגְדָּל) or just "the city" (הָעִיר). According to the biblical etymology, the city received the name "Babel", from the Hebrew word "balal", meaning to jumble.

3: A city in Shinar where the building of a tower is held in Genesis to have been halted by the confusion of tongues. The story explains the confusion of tongues: variation in human language.

    My reading of the text sees G*d's actions not as a punishment for pride but as an etiology of cultural differences, presenting babel as the cradle of civilization. At Candy babel we take the theme of cultural differences and provide candy's from around the world. Candy like human language is full of variation, these differences help us to better appreciate one another. You may not have a chance to travel the world or learn multiple languages, but at candy babel you can experience the world one bite at a time.

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