Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
The name of the city
1 Kings 13:32
For that which he proclaimed by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the houses of the high places, which are in the cities of Samaria, shall surely come to pass.
1 Kings 18:2
And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab. And there was a severe famine in Samaria.
1 Kings 20:1
Then Benhadad, the king of Syria, gathered all his host together; and there were thirty-two kings with him and horses and chariots; and he went up and besieged Samaria and warred against it.
1 Kings 22:37
So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.
2 Kings 17:1
In the twelfth year of Ahaz, king of Judah, Hosea, the son of Elah, began to reign in Samaria over Israel nine years.
And it was necessary that he go through Samaria.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached the Christ unto them.