Bible: 1 Kings 16:23-24

16:23 In the thirty-first year of Asa’s reign over Judah, Omri became king over Israel. He ruled for twelve years, six of them in Tirzah. 16:24 He purchased the hill of Samaria 1  from Shemer for two talents 2  of silver. He launched a construction project there 3  and named the city he built after Shemer, the former owner of the hill of Samaria.

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