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.
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
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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