Samaria, Palestine, Israel, Historical Profile (1919)


Sama'ria, a city of Palestine and the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel. It was built by Omri and named for Shemer, the original owner of the site (/ Kings, XVI, 24), and was captured by the Assyrians about 722 B. C. In the second century B. C. it was entirely destroyed, but it was rebuilt by Herod the Great, who named it Sebaste. The small village of Sebastiyeh now occupies a part of the site.

      "Samaria, Palestine, Israel, Historical Profile (1919)," The American Educator. (Chicago: Ralph Durham Company, 1919); digital edition, ( : posted 15 Jan 2013)

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