Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshee' muhr) Personal name meaning, “protection, preservation.” 1. Modern translations' spelling of Shamer, the father of a Temple musician under David (1 Chronicles 6:46 ). 2 . Head of clan of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 ) with variant spelling Shomer (1 Chronicles 7:32 ). 3 . Original owner of the mount of Samaria for whom Samaria was named (1 Kings 16:24 ). See Samaria.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHEMER . 1 . The owner of the hill purchased by Omri ( 1 Kings 16:24 ). 2 . A Merarite ( 1 Chronicles 6:31 (46)). 3 . An Asherite ( 1 Chronicles 7:34 , called in 1 Chronicles 7:32 Shomer). 4 . A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:12 ). The Heb. MSS show here some confusion between r and d as the final letter of the name. The AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ( Shamed ) and RV [Note: Revised Version.] ( Shemed ) retain the reading of the Geneva version, which is based on the Vulg. [Note: Vulgate.] Samad .
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
From this man's name Samaria derived its name. (See 1 Kings 16:24) The name itself should seem to be taken from Shamar, thorn; but is reported to have been a very lovely mountain.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Owner of the hill bought by Omri, on which he built Samaria. 1 Kings 16:24 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Owner of the hill which Omri bought for two silver talents. On it Omri built Samaria (Shomeron , Hebrew), named from Shemer Shomer , the form in 1 Chronicles 7:32, answers better to the name Shomeron than Shemer (1 Kings 16:24).
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The former owner of the hill on which Omri built Samaria, 1 Kings 16:24 .
Shemer - On it Omri built Samaria (Shomeron , Hebrew), named from Shemer Shomer , the form in 1 Chronicles 7:32, answers better to the name Shomeron than Shemer (1 Kings 16:24)
Shemed - See Shemer, No
Shamer - (sshay' muhr) Variant spelling of Shomer or Shemer (1 Chronicles 6:46 ; 1 Chronicles 7:34 )
Shomer - See Shemer, No
Sha'Med - (keeper ), properly Shamer or Shemer; one of the pens of Elpaal the Benjamite
Shomer - See Shemer 2
Shamed - ” Many commentators follow early manuscripts and versions in reading, “Shemer
Shemer - Shemer
Naboth - David's offer to Araunah (2 Samuel 24:21-24) and Omri's purchase from Shemer illustrate Ahab's offer to Naboth
Omri - ...
Tirzah had previously been the chief residence of the kings of Israel; but when Omri purchased the hill of Shomeron, 1 Kings 16:24 , he built there a new city, which he called Samaria, from the name of the previous possessor, Shemer or Shomer, and here fixed his royal seat
Samaria - A city built on a hill purchased by Omri, king of Israel, from a certain Shemer , and by him made the capital of the Israelite kingdom ( 1 Kings 16:24 )
Mount Samaria - The mount of Samaria formed a part only of Samaria; for Omri, king of Israel, built Samaria, and bought the hill of Shemer, from whence Samaria took its name
Omri - But having proved its inability to resist a siege, he bought for two silver talents from Shemer the hill Shomron or Samaria, six miles from the old capital, Shechem, and distinguished for strength, beauty, and fertility
Samaria - A hill admirably adapted for the site of a great city and capital belonged to Shemer
Sama'Ria - He "bought the hill of 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 the owner of the hill, Samaria
Samaria - , and named after Shemer the previous owner of the mountain or hill on which the city stood, 1 Kings 16
Samaria - Omri, the king of Israel, purchased this hill from Shemer its owner for two talents of silver, and built on its broad summit the city to which he gave the name of "Shomeron", i
Samaria - He bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver, or for the sum of 684 l . It took the name of Samaria from Shemer, the owner of the hill, 1 Kings 16:24
Samaria - The owner, Shemer, sold it for two silver talents to Omri king of Israel (925 B
Kings, Books of - In the case of Omri we find a brief notice to the effect that this king built the city of Samaria, having bought the land from a man named Shemer ( 1 Kings 16:24 )