24 then he bought the hill of Samaria(A) from Shemer for 150 pounds[a] of silver, and he built up the hill. He named the city he built Samaria[b] based on the name Shemer, the owner of the hill.

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  1. 1 Kings 16:24 Lit for two talents
  2. 1 Kings 16:24 = Belonging to Shemer’s Clan

Israel’s King Ahab

29 Ahab son of Omri became king over Israel in the thirty-eighth year of Judah’s King Asa; Ahab son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria 22 years.

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