1 Kings 16:24
16:24 He purchased the hill of Samaria25 from Shemer for two talents26 of silver. He launched a construction project there27 and named the city he built after Shemer, the former owner of the hill of Samaria.
tn The Hebrew term כִּכָּר (kikkar, “circle”) refers generally to something that is round. When used of metals it can refer to a disk-shaped weight made of the metal or to a standard unit of weight, generally regarded as a talent. Since the accepted weight for a talent of metal is about 75 pounds, this would have amounted to about 150 pounds of silver.
tn Heb “he built up the hill.”