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Genesis 11:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— It came about as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And it came to pass, as they brake away onwards, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and dwelt there.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and it cometh to pass, in their journeying from the east, that they find a valley in the land of Shinar, and dwell there;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And it came to passe as they iourneyed from the East, that they found a plaine in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And it came to pass as they moved from the east, they found a plain in the land of Senaar, and they dwelt there.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And it came to pass, x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
as they journeyed 5265
{5265} Prime
נָסַע
naca`
{naw-sah'}
A primitive root; properly to pull up, especially the tent pins, that is, start on a journey.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
from the east, 6924
{6924} Prime
קֶדֶם
qedem
{keh'-dem}
From H6923; the front, of palce (absolutely the fore part, relatively the East) or time (antiquity); often used adverbially (before, anciently, eastward).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
that they found 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
a plain 1237
{1237} Prime
בִּקְעָה
biq`ah
{bik-aw'}
From H1234; properly a split, that is, a wide level valley between mountains.
in the land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
of Šin`är שִׁנעָר; 8152
{8152} Prime
שִׁנְעָר
Shin`ar
{shin-awr'}
Probably of foreign derivation; Shinar, a plain in Babylon.
and they dwelt 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
there. x8033
(8033) Complement
שָׁם
sham
{shawm}
A primitive particle (rather from the relative H0834); there (transfered to time) then; often thither, or thence.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 11:2

_ _ land of Shinar — The fertile valley watered by the Euphrates and Tigris was chosen as the center of their union and the seat of their power.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 11:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 11:2

And they found a plain in the land of Shinar — A spacious plain, able to contain them all.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 11:2

And it came to pass, (a) as (b) they journeyed from the (c) east, that they found a plain in the land of (d) Shinar; and they dwelt there.

(a) One hundred and thirty years after the flood.

(b) That is, Nimrod and his company.

(c) That is, from Armenia where the ark stayed.

(d) Which was afterward called Chaldea.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
from the east:
or, eastward,
Genesis 13:11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.

Shinar:

Genesis 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Genesis 10:10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Genesis 14:1 And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Daniel 1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
Zechariah 5:11 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
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