And he bought the hill of Samaria of Shemer, for two talents
A talent of silver, according to Brerewood F6, was of our money three hundred and seventy five pounds, so that this hill was purchased at seven hundred and fifty pounds:
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;
its name from him was Shomeron, which is the Hebrew name for Samaria; which, according to Bunting F7 was six miles from Tirzah, and ever after the royal seat of the kings of Israel.
F6 De Ponder. & Pret. c. 4.
F7 Ut supra, (Travels) p. 163.