Plain of Shinar Means Two Rivers Shene Neharot Where Tower of Babel Built Then Abraham Born in Urfa of Arpachshad


Most people think Abraham was born in Sumer (southern Iraq) in the city of Ur, hence his birthplace Ur of the Chaldeans, but Abraham’s father Terah was a Chaldean (astrologer) who lived where today is Sanliurfa, anciently known as Urfa (“Ur”), named for Arpachshad a son of Shem, while the city of Ur in Sumer, built by Kushites, was on the Plain of Shinar which means two rivers (Tigris and Euphrates), from Shene Neharot in Hebrew, contracted to Shinar. The land of Sumer (between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers) was also called Sumeru or Meru, named for a mountain not like Mount Meru (Kailash) at the upper end of the Hindu Kush mountain range, rather in Sumer it was the Tower of Babel.