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Shemer (son of Mahli)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shemer, Son of Mahli
Shemer, Son of Mahli (שֶׁמֶר‎, shemer). A descendant of Levi through Merari; a member of the Merarite clan (1 Chr 6:46).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shemer (Person)
SHEMER (PERSON) [Heb šemer (שֶׁמֶר)]. Var. SHOMER. 1. The original owner of the hill upon which Samaria was built and after which the city was named (1 Kgs 16:24). Gray (1 and 2 Kings OTL, 367) suggested that Shemer was the name of a tribe or clan since the hill was quite large and fertile and the name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shamer
Shamer. 1. kjv spelling of Shemer, Bani’s son, in 1 Chronicles 6:46.See Shemer #2.2. kjv spelling of Shemer, Heber’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:34.See Shemer #3.
Shemer
Shemer. 1. Owner of the hill of Samaria, which Omri, king of Israel, bought as the site of his new capital city and named after Shemer (1 Kgs 16:24).2. Merarite Levite, Mahli’s son and the father of Bani; he was a temple singer during David’s reign (1 Chr 6:46, kjv Shamer).The ruins of the forum
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shemer
Shemer shēʹmər [Heb. šemer—‘watch’ (?), šāmer (pausal form, 1 Ch. 6:46 [MT 31]; 7:34)]; AV also SHAMER; NEB also SHAMER, SHOMER.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shamer
SHAMER*1. kjv spelling of Shemer, Bani’s son, in 1 Chronicles 6:46. See Shemer #2.2. kjv spelling of Shemer, Heber’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:34. See Shemer #3.
Shemer
SHEMER1. Owner of the hill of Samaria, which Omri, king of Israel, bought as the site of his new capital city and named after Shemer (1 Kgs 16:24).2. Merarite Levite, Mahli’s son and the father of Bani; he was a temple singer during David’s reign (1 Chr 6:46).3. Asherite, Heber’s son and a leader
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shemer
Shemer (shee´muhr; Heb., perhaps “watch”).1 The owner of the hill Omri bought and used for his capital city Samaria (1 Kings 16:24).2 The father of Bani in the lineage of temple musicians (1 Chron. 6:46).3 An Asherite; he was the son of Heber and the father of four sons (1 Chron. 7:34; “Shomer,” 7:32).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shamer
SHAMER1. The son of Mahli and father of Bani of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr 6:46). See Shemer 2.2. An Asherite with four sons (1 Chr 7:34), alternately, Shomer (v. 32). See Shemer 3.
Shemer
SHEMER1. The owner of the hill which Omri bought and which became the site of Samaria (1 Kgs 16:24).2. A Merarite (1 Chr 6:46, RSV; See Shamer 1.)3. An Asherite (1 Chr 7:34, RSV; See Shamer 2.)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shemer
Shemer (Heb. šemer) (also SHOMER)1. Owner of the hill that Omri purchased for the site of Samaria (1 Kgs. 16:24).2. A Merarite Levite, son of Mahli (1 Chr. 6:46 [MT 31]).3. An Asherite (1 Chr. 7:34), called Shomer at v. 32.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shemer
SHEMER The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The owner of the hill that was purchased by Omri, king of Israel, on which was built the city of Samaria. His name was used in the naming of the city (1 Kgs 16:24).2. A Levite of the clan of Merari (1 Chr 6:46).3. A descendant of Asher (1 Chr 7:34).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shamer
Sha´mer (keeper).1. A Merarite Levite. 1 Chron. 6:46.2. Shomer, an Asherite. 1 Chron. 7:34.
Shemer
She´mer (preserved), the owner of the hill on which the city of Samaria was built. 1 Kings 16:24. (b.c. 917.) [Samaria.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shemer
SHE´MER (sheʹmer; “preserved”).1. The owner of the hill on which the city of Samaria was built (1 Kings 16:24). King Omri bought it for two talents of silver and named it Samaria, after Shemer, about 886 b.c.2. The son of Mahli and father of Bani, of the tribe of Levi (1 Chron. 6:46), perhaps about
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Mahli Father
Eleazar Brother
Libni Brother
Bani Son
Merari Grandfather
Kish Uncle
Eder Cousin
Jerahmeel Cousin
Mushi Uncle
Jerimoth Cousin
Mahli Cousin
Shimei Nephew
Amzi Grandson
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