1 Kings 16:24

Overview - 1 Kings 16
Jehu's prophecy against Baasha.
Elah succeeds him.
Zimri, conspiring against Elah, succeeds him.
11 Zimri executes Jehu's prophecy.
15 Omri, made king by the soldiers, forces Zimri desperately to burn himself.
21 The kingdom being divided, Omri prevails against Tibni.
23 Omri builds Samaria.
25 His wicked reign.
27 Ahab succeeds him.
29 Ahab's most wicked reign.
34 Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho.
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1 Kings 16:24  (King James Version)
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.

the name of the city
13:32 18:2 20:1 22:37 2 Kings 17:1 2 Kings 17:6 2 Kings 17:24 ; John 4:4 John 4:5 ; Acts 8:5-8

Hebrew Shomeron.
Samaria was situated on a agreeable and fertile hill in the tribe of Ephraim, twelve miles from Dothaim and four from Atharoth, according to Eusebius, and one day's journey from Jerusalem, according to Josephus.