The Hebrew word for “tower” that refers to the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 is: 04026.
ldgm migdal mig-dawl'; also (in plural) feminine hldgm migdalah mig-daw-law'; from 01431; a tower (from its size or height); by analogy, a rostrum; figuratively, a (pyramidal) bed of flowers:- castle, flower, tower.
I know you've heard us say this many times but let me explain it with respect to this question.
There is no reason to doubt God and trust man over God or even try to mix the secular dates with the Bible. For further reading on the subject I suggest The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt and In the Days of Peleg. Secular Worldview – Mankind at the Center The Secular Worldview is a religious worldview in which “man is the measure” -- mankind is the ultimate norm by which truth and values are to be determined. Using God's Word as authoritative, we know the pyramids of Egypt couldn't have been built prior to creation. Let's look at the two proposed approximate timelines of history.The only way this appears to be a problem is if one takes some of man's ideas about history as authoritative and some of the Bible as authoritative.
So an alleged problem appears when taking the biblical date of the Flood (2348 BC by Ussher) and man's ideas when Egypt began (3200 BC).Regardless, this date is ascertained by man's fallible dating methods as well as the inflated dates for Egyptian kingdoms that have recently been revised.For more on the problems of radiometric dating please see RATE Research and Radiometric Dating.As we've said before, the infinite God has given us a record of His pertinent activities from the beginning-He was there, and imperfect finite people weren't.So it is better to trust God's Word first over man's ideas about the past.Interestingly, this word means tower but with a figurative meaning for flower bed that yields a pyramidal shape giving support to the idea that the Tower of Babel was indeed pyramidal or shaped similar to a ziggurat.