What is the…
Land of Shinar
Hebrew: שִׁנְעָר —transliteration: Shinar —occurrences: 8
Septuagint and Vulgate: Senaar
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The name Shinar occurs 8 times in Scripture:
- “The beginning of his [Nimrod’s] kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.” —Genesis 10:10 NASB
- “they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there” —Genesis 11:2 NASB
- “Amraphel king of Shinar” —Genesis 14:1; 14:9
- “a beautiful mantle from Shinar” —Joshua 7:21
- “Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
Will again recover the second time with His hand
The remnant of His people, who will remain,
From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath,
And from the islands of the sea.” —Isaiah 11:11
- “he brought them to the land of Shinar” —Daniel 1:2
- “build a temple for her in the land of Shinar” —Zechariah 5:11
Then tribes of Semites invaded the land and settled in it, and became its rulers.
This was followed, in course of time, by an Elamite invasion; from which the land was finally delivered by King Hammurabi (Khammurabi), the son of Amraphel (Amarpel) “king of Shinar” (Genesis 14:1), who became the founder of the new empire of Chaldea.
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