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And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:24 Samaria. Samaria, situated on a hill that was valuable both commercially and militarily, was henceforth Israel’s capital. Omri, its builder, is named on the famous Moabite Stone and other archaeological monuments. In fact, Israel itself is called “the house of Omri” in Assyrian inscriptions.

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