We soon see man’s failure in the dispensation of Human Government. The command to “fill the earth” was given to Noah’s descendants (Gen 9:1). In direct contravention to this instruction, the people decide to centralise government rule from a city in Babel. This act of disobedience resulted in a judgement whereby God rendered them incapable of communicating with one another – by confusing their languages. After this God makes a covenant with Abraham, ushering in the Dispensation of Promise.