from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient city of central Palestine in present-day northwest Jordan. It was founded in the ninth century B.C. as the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Samaria. Conquered by Sargon II in 721 B.C., it was destroyed in the second century and rebuilt by Herod the Great. According to tradition, Saint John the Baptist is buried here.
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- proper n. a city of ancient Palestine, in present-day Jordan
- proper n. A part of ancient Palestine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Samarium oxid.
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- n. an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan
The head city of Ephraim has long been Samaria, and the head man in Samaria is now Pekah the son of Remaliah.
The word means oil in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible - settlers say it promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.
The word means "oil" in the ancient Hebrew that harks back to the Bible that settlers say promised them the West Bank, which they call Samaria and Judea.
This clause, down to "Samaria," is parenthetical. excel -- were more powerful.
And thereat I told of the healing of the ten lepers I had witnessed in Samaria on my way through Jericho.
“Rabbi Hillel, of Samaria, is worth two Mendolas any day,” said Rabbi Maimon.
“In Sebaste,” says he, “which was formerly called Samaria, having deified the daughter of Jephthah, they yearly celebrate a solemn festival in honour of her.”
The northern kingdom, with its headquarters in Samaria, was completely destroyed.
It led, however, to a visit by Jehoshaphat, whose reception in Samaria was distinguished by the most lavish hospitality (2Ch 18: 2).
Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria -- As it appears (2Ki 10: 13), that grandsons are included it is probable that this number comprehended the whole posterity of Ahab.