The dromedary that brought me here is the fleetest in all the land of Shinar.
Are we not more insensate than the first inhabitants of the plain of Shinar?
As men journeyed westward from their original home in the East, they encountered a plain in the land of Shinar where they settled.
There is none in all the land of Shinar before whom I would not rather bow down my face than the prince.
Roses hath he on his forehead, he is crowned with roses from Shinar.
I am unworthy to reign in Shinar; I am unworthy even to draw bow among the sons of Ashur!
You would suppose that in the whole land of Shinar no wife was ever left a widow before.
So far as our materials enable us to judge, civilised man existed from the beginning in "the land of Shinar."
When Asshur "went forth out of the land of Shinar," it was to build cities, one of which is expressly called "a great city."
They own no houses, and they go forth to pillage and to capture booty in the land of Shinar and El-Yemen.