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Lexicon :: Strong's H8152 - šinʿār

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably of foreign derivation
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2424

Strong’s Definitions

שִׁנְעָר Shinʻâr, shin-awr'; probably of foreign derivation; Shinar, a plain in Babylonia:—Shinar.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H8152 in the following manner: Shinar (7x), Babylonish (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H8152 in the following manner: Shinar (7x), Babylonish (1x).
  1. Shinar = "country of two rivers"

    1. the ancient name for the territory later known as Babylonia or Chaldea

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁנְעָר Shinʻâr, shin-awr'; probably of foreign derivation; Shinar, a plain in Babylonia:—Shinar.
STRONGS H8152: Abbreviations
שִׁנְעָר proper name, of a location Shinar = Babylonia (= Babylonian Šumêr according to COTGenesis 11:1 and others, > denied by HalRev. Crit. 1883, 44 JenZK ii(1885), 419; Egyptian Sangar (WMMAs.u.Eur.279), Tel Amarna Šanḫar (WklTelAm. 25) identification with שׁ׳ by MeyEgyptiaca 63; compare, further, PinchesHast. DB SHINAR); — אֶרֶץ שׁ׳ Genesis 10:10; Genesis 11:2; Zechariah 5:11; Daniel 1:2; מֶלֶךְשֿׁ׳ (Amraphel) Genesis 14:2, 9; שׁ׳ alone Isaiah 11:11 (as place of diaspora); אַדֶּרֶת שׁ׳ Joshua 7:21; Greek Version of the LXX usually Σεν(ν)ααρ; Zechariah 5:11 (ἐν γῆ) Βαβυλῶνος.
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10:10; 11:1; 11:2; 14:2; 14:9








5:11; 5:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8152 matches the Hebrew שִׁנְעָר (šinʿār),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:10 - And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. H8152
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; H8152 and they dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:1 - And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, H8152 Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:9 - With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, H8152 and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:21 - When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish H8152 garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:11 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, H8152 and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:2 - And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar H8152 to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 5:11 - And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: H8152 and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
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