[ shahy-nahr ]
/ ˈʃaɪ nɑr /
a land mentioned in the Bible, often identified with Sumer.
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How to use Shinar in a sentence
You would suppose that in the whole land of Shinar no wife was ever left a widow before.
There is none in all the land of Shinar before whom I would not rather bow down my face than the prince.
I am unworthy to reign in Shinar; I am unworthy even to draw bow among the sons of Ashur!
So far as our materials enable us to judge, civilised man existed from the beginning in "the land of Shinar."
British Dictionary definitions for Shinar
Old Testament the southern part of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, often identified with Sumer; Babylonia
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