- a land mentioned in the Bible, often identified with Sumer.
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Are we not more insensate than the first inhabitants of the plain of Shinar?Diderot and the Encyclopdists
The land of Shinar is the Hebrew name of what we call Chaldæa.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1
The dromedary that brought me here is the fleetest in all the land of Shinar.
"You know not our laws of the land of Shinar," replied Sarchedon.
It was improbable from the place, that is a plain in the land of Shinar.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
- Old Testament the southern part of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, often identified with Sumer; Babylonia
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