When I was a kid I was told a different version of the Tower of Babel story from the one in Genesis. I haven't found a source for it and I was wondering where it might have come from.
In this version, the people began to build a tower up to the heavens as an act of rebellion against God. Sometimes, as they were carrying a brick up to the top of the tower, someone would lose his grip and drop it over the edge. Other times, a man would lose his footing and fall off and be hurt or even die. At first, God did nothing and let them try to build their tower. It was only when they were more upset at losing a brick over the edge of the tower than they were at the loss of a man's life that he intervened.
What is the source for this version of the story, if any? I had a look at alternative sources in the wiki article and couldn't find anything that matched up.