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Samaria, Ancient


1. The territory of Ephraim and Manasseh properly so called. Jos 17:17,18; Isa 28:1.

2. The whole kingdom of Israel sometimes called. Eze 16:46,51; Ho 8:5,6.

3. Had many cities. 1Ki 13:32.

4. Samaria the capital of

a. Built by Omri king of Israel. 1Ki 16:23,24.

b. Called after Shemer the owner of the hill on which it was built. 1Ki 16:24.

c. Called the mountain of Samaria. Am 4:1; 6:1.

d. Called the head of Ephraim. Isa 7:9.

e. Kings of Israel sometime took their titles from. 1Ki 21:1; 2Ki 1:3.

f. The residence of the kings of Israel. 1Ki 16:29; 2Ki 1:2; 3:1,6.

g. The burial place of the kings of Israel. 1Ki 16:28; 22:37; 2Ki 13:13.

h. Was a fenced city, and well provided with arms. 2Ki 10:2.

i. The pool of Samaria near to. 1Ki 22:38.

j. The prophet Elisha dwelt in. 2Ki 2:25; 5:3; 6:32.

k. Besieged by Benhadad. 1Ki 20:1-12.

l. Deliverance of, predicted. 1Ki 20:13,14.

m. Deliverance of, effected. 1Ki 20:15-21.

n. Besieged again by Benhadad. 2Ki 6:24.

o. Suffered severely from famine. 2Ki 6:25-29.

p. Elisha predicted plenty in. 2Ki 7:1,2.

q. Delivered by miraculous means. 2Ki 7:6,7.

r. Remarkable plenty in, as foretold by Elisha. 2Ki 7:16-20.

s. Besieged and taken by Shalmaneser. 2Ki 17:5,6; 18:9,10.

5. A mountainous country. Jer 31:5; Am 3:9.

6. People of characterised as

a. Proud and arrogant. Isa 9:9.

b. Corrupt and wicked. Eze 16:46,47; Ho 7:1; Am 3:9,10.

c. Idolatrous. Eze 23:5; Am 8:14; Mic 1:7.

7. Predictions respecting its destruction. Isa 8:4; 9:11,12; Ho 13:16; Am 3:11,12; Mic 1:6.

8. Inhabitants of, carried captive to Assyria. 2Ki 17:6,23; 18:11.

9. Repeopled from Assyria. 2Ki 17:24,25.