24 He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents[a] of silver and built a city on the hill, calling it Samaria,(A) after Shemer, the name of the former owner of the hill.

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  1. 1 Kings 16:24 That is, about 150 pounds or about 68 kilograms
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28 Omri rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria.(A) And Ahab his son succeeded him as king.

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Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria

20 Now Ben-Hadad(A) king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria(B) and attacked it.

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Ahab’s Family Killed

10 Now there were in Samaria(A) seventy sons(B) of the house of Ahab. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria: to the officials of Jezreel,[a](C) to the elders and to the guardians(D) of Ahab’s children. He said,

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  1. 2 Kings 10:1 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate of the city
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Shallum King of Israel

13 Shallum son of Jabesh became king in the thirty-ninth year of Uzziah king of Judah, and he reigned in Samaria(A) one month.

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