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Bible Names N-Z: Shinab


Shinab in Easton's Bible Dictionary cooling, the king of Adamah, in the valley of Siddim, who with his confederates was conquered by Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:2).

Shinab in Fausset's Bible Dictionary King of Admah; one of the five kings attacked by Chedorlaomer.

Shinab in Hitchcock's Bible Names father of changing

Shinab in Naves Topical Bible -King of Admah Ge 14:2

Shinab in Smiths Bible Dictionary (splendor of the father, i.e. God), the king of Admah in the time of Abraham. Ge 14:2 (B.C. 1912.)

Shinab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shi'-nab shin'abh; Samaritan: shin'ar; Sennaar): King of ADMAH (which see). He is mentioned with Shemeber, king of Zeboiim; he was attacked by Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen 14:2). The reading is very uncertain. If the incident narrated is founded on fact, Shinab may be identical with Sanibu, an Ammonite king in the time of Tiglath-pileser III (so French Delitzsch, Wo lag das Paradies? 294); or the name may be equated by the Assyrian Sin-sar-ucur (compare "Shenazzar"), and Shem-eber with the Assyrian Sumu-abi (Sayce, The Expository Times, VIII, 463). Jewish exegesis gives a sinister explanation of all four names (Gen 14:2). The Midrash (Ber. Rab. 42) explains Shinab as sho'-ebh mammon, "one who draws money (wherever he can)." It is of interest to note that the names fall into two alliterative pairs and that each king's name contains exactly as many letters as that of his city. On the whole, however, the list leaves an impression of artificiality; as the names are not repeated in Gen 14:8, it is highly probable that they are later additions to the text. Horace J. Wolf

Shinab Scripture - Genesis 14:2 [That these] made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

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