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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Kings 16:24


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    King James Bible - 1 Kings 16:24

    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.

    World English Bible

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

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Kings 16:24

    And he bought the hill of Samaria of Semer for two talents of
    silver: and he built upon it, and he called the city which he built Samaria, after the name of Semer the owner of the hill.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    ויקן
    7069 את 853 ההר 2022 שׁמרון 8111 מאת 853 שׁמר 8106 בככרים 3603 כסף 3701 ויבן 1129 את 853 ההר 2022 ויקרא 7121 את 853 שׁם 8034 העיר 5892 אשׁר 834 בנה 1129 על 5921 שׁם 8034 שׁמר 8106 אדני 113 ההר 2022 שׁמרון׃ 8111

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    VERSE (24) -
    1Ki 13:32; 18:2; 20:1; 22:37 2Ki 17:1,6,24 Joh 4:4,5 Ac 8:5-8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:24

    Este compró el monte de Samaria de Semer por dos talentos de plata, y edificó en el monte; y llamó el nombre de la ciudad que edificó, como el nombre de Semer, señor del monte de Samaria.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 16:24

    Verse 24. He
    bought the hill Samaria of Shemer] This should be read, "He bought the hill of Shomeron from Shomer, and called it Shomeron, (i.e., Little Shomer,) after the name of Shomer, owner of the hill." At first the kings of Israel dwelt at Shechem, and then at Tirzah; but this place having suffered much in the civil broils, and the place having been burnt down by Zimri, Omri purposed to found a new city, to which he might transfer the seat of government. He fixed on a hill that belonged to a person of the name of Shomer; and bought it from him for two talents of silver, about ú707 3s. 9d. Though this was a large sum in those days, yet we cannot suppose that the hill was very large which was purchased for so little; and probably no other building upon it than Shomer's house, if indeed he had one there. Shomeron, or, as it is corruptly written, Samaria, is situated in the midst of the tribe of Ephraim, not very far from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, and about midway between Dan and Beer- sheba: thus Samaria became the capital of the ten tribes, the metropolis of the kingdom of Israel, and the residence of its kings. The kings of Israel adorned and fortified it; Ahab built a house of ivory in it, chap. xxii. 39; the kings of Syria had magazines or storehouses in it, for the purpose of commerce; see chap. xx. 34. And it appears to have been a place of considerable importance and great strength.

    Samaria endured several sieges; Ben-hadad king of Syria, besieged it twice, chap. xx. 1, &c.; and it cost Shalmaneser a siege of three years to reduce it, 2 Kings xvii. 6, &c. After the death of Alexander the Great, it became the property of the kings of Egypt; but Antiochus the Great took it from the Egyptians; and it continued in the possession of the kings of Syria till the Asmoneans took and razed it to the very foundation. Gabinius, pro-consul of Syria, partially rebuilt it, and called it Gabiniana. Herod the Great restored it to its ancient splendour, and placed in it a colony of six thousand men, and gave it the name of Sebaste, in honour of Augustus. It is now a place of little consequence.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 24. And he bought the hill of Samaria of Shemer, for two talents of silver , etc.] A talent of silver, according to Brerewood f354 , 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 was six miles from Tirzah, and ever after the royal seat of the kings of Israel.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 15-28 - When
    men forsake God, they will be left to plague one another. Prou aspiring men ruin one another. Omri struggled with Tibni some years Though we do not always understand the rules by which God govern nations and individuals in his providence, we may learn useful lesson from the history before us. When tyrants succeed each other, an massacres, conspiracies, and civil wars, we may be sure the Lord has controversy with the people for their sins; they are loudly called to repent and reform. Omri made himself infamous by his wickedness. Man wicked men have been men of might and renown; have built cities, an their names are found in history; but they have no name in the book of life.


    Original Hebrew

    ויקן 7069 את 853 ההר 2022 שׁמרון 8111 מאת 853 שׁמר 8106 בככרים 3603 כסף 3701 ויבן 1129 את 853 ההר 2022 ויקרא 7121 את 853 שׁם 8034 העיר 5892 אשׁר 834 בנה 1129 על 5921 שׁם 8034 שׁמר 8106 אדני 113 ההר 2022 שׁמרון׃ 8111


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