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Shinar, The Land of: LXX. and Vulgate "Senaar;" in the inscriptions, "Shumir;" probably
identical with Babylonia or Southern Mesopotamia, extending almost to
the Persian Gulf. Here the tower of Babel was built
(Genesis 11:1-6) and the
city of Babylon. The name occurs later in Jewish history
(Zechariah 5:11) Shinar was apparently first peopled by Turanian tribes, who
tilled the land and made bricks and built cities. 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 Khammurabi, the son of Amarpel
("Amraphel, king of Shinar,")
(Genesis 14:1) who became the founder of
the new empire of Chaldea.