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Shinar
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shinar
Shinar (שִׁנְעָר‎, shin'ar). A region of Mesopotamia that, at various times, included Nimrod’s kingdom, Babel, and Babylon (e.g., Gen 10:10; 11:2; Isa 11:11; Dan 1:2; Zech 5:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shinar (Place)
SHINAR (PLACE) [Heb šinʿār (שִׁנְעָר)]. A name for the region of Babylonia (Gen 10:10). It can be called either the “land of Shinar” or simply “Shinar.” The first mention of the “land of Shinar” (Gen 10:10, in the fragment of the Yahwistic Table of Nations) calls it the mainstay or beginning of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shinar
Shinar. Name for a district of Babylonia mentioned exclusively in the Bible. The “Plain of Shinar” comprised the region approximately from modern Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. In the ancient world this was the region of Sumer (south) and Akkad (north), which later became generally known as Babylonia (Dn
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shinar
Shinar shīʹnär [Heb. šinʿār; LXX Sannaar] AV also BABYLONISH (Josh. 7:21). According to biblical tradition, the land of Nimrod, including Babel, Erech, Accad, and “Calneh” (so AV; cf. RSV, NEB, “all of them,” Gen. 10:9f), the location of the tower of Babel (11:2), and the kingdom ruled by Amraphel
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shinar
SHINAR* Name for a district of Babylonia mentioned exclusively in the Bible. The plain of Shinar comprised the region approximately from modern Baghdad to the Persian Gulf. In the ancient world this was the region of Sumer (south) and Akkad (north), which later became generally known as Babylonia (Dn
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shinar, Plain Of
Shinar (shi´nahr), Plain of, a district of Babylonia in what is now southern Iraq. According to Gen. 10:10, the Plain of Shinar included Babel (Babylon), Erech (Warka), and Accad or Akkade in central Mesopotamia close to Baghdad. The Tower of Babel is said to have been built on “a plain in the land of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shinar
SHINAR. The land of Shinar is the OT name for the alluval plain between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers commonly known as Babylonia in ancient times. The Table of Nations in Gen 10 locates here the cities of Babel (Babylon). Erech (Sumerian Uruk, modern Warka), Accad (Agade, the capital of the great
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shinar
SHINAR. The land in which were situated the great cities of Babylon, Erech and Akkad (Gn. 10:10). It lay in a plain to which early migrants came to found the city and tower of Babel (Gn. 11:2) and was a place of exile for the Jews (Is. 11:11; Dn. 1:2). The lxx interprets it as ‘Babylonia’ (Is. 11:11)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shinar
Shinar (Heb. šinʿār)A place name (Akk. Šanhara; Egyp. Sngr) referring to Babylonia (“the land of Sumer and Akkad”), particularly by peoples dwelling west of the Euphrates, when Babylonia was under Kassite rule during the second half of the 2nd millennium b.c.e.Shinar is first mentioned in Egyptian
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shinar
Shinar [shīˊnär] (Heb. šin ˓ār). A designation for Babylonia (Isa. 11:11), or a district of Babylonia that according to the Table of Nations included Babylon (Babel), Uruk (Erech, Warka), and Akkad (Accad, Agade) (Gen. 10:10; KJV also “Calneh”). In later biblical usage the name was equated with
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shinar
SHINAR The central Mesopotamian plain (Gen 10:10) on which were built the great cities of Babel (Babylon), Accad (Agade), and Erech (Uruk). Genesis 11:2 tells about ancient peoples migrating to the land of Shinar, gathering together, and beginning construction of the Tower of Babel (see Babel, Tower
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shinar
Shi´nar (country of two rivers), the ancient name of the great alluvial tract through which the Tigris and Euphrates pass before reaching the sea—the tract known in later times as Chaldæa or Babylonia. It was a plain country, where brick had to be used for stone and slime for mortar. Gen. 11:3. Among