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SINIAR a district of Babylonia, which is mentioned in Genesis under the title of the “land of Shinar.” It is noticed under the name of Σενναὰρ τῆς Βαβυλωνίας by Histiaeus of Miletus, quoted by Josephus (J. AJ 1.5) and Eusebius (Praepar. Evang. 9.15; comp. Gen. 11.2; Isaiah, 11.11; [p. 2.1007]Zech. 5.11). It would seem to comprehend especially the great plain land of Babylonia, as distinguished from Assyria and Elymais (Gen. 14.1), and probably extended to the junction of the Tigris and Euphrates, if not as far as the Persian gulf. Some have, without reason, confounded it with Singara, the modern Singár.


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