Here are the choices...and of course, they are opposites:
ESV Genesis 11:2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there.
NET Genesis 11:2 When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.
I'm interested in this proposed spatial analogy that moving eastward is moving away from the presence of God. I've read What is the significance of "east" in the Scriptures? Wondering if the move to Shinar continues the trend from Eden banishment (presumably through the east entrance) to Cain moving further to Nod...east of Eden and now further east to Shinar. But KJV and others have moved "from the east" instead of "to the east." Probably preposition problems with min. I'd appreciate any help with the grammar and/or if you think the whole idea holds water or not.