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Strong's #4540 - Σαμάρεια

of Hebrew origin (H8111)
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Samaria = "guardianship"
  1. a territory in Palestine, which had Samaria as its capital
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Σᾰμάρεια [ ᾰρ], ,

Samaria, a city of Palestine, called Sebaste by Herod, Str. 16.2.34, etc.; also as name of a region, Ev.Luke 17:11, etc.; of a village in Egypt, PEnteux. 8.6, al. (iii B.C.), PPetr. 2p.14, al. (iii B.C.): — Σᾰμᾰρίτης [ ], ου ( Dor. σαλπ-ίτας IG 12(8).439 (Thasos, ii B.C. )), , Samaritan, Ev.Matthew 10:5, etc.; fem. σαλπ-ῖτις, ιδος, Ev.John 4:9, IG 3.2892 ( σαλπ-εῖτις ib.2891): also Σᾰμᾰρεύς, έως, St.Byz., Suid.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Σαμάρεια (on the accent cf. Chandler § 104; Buttmann, 17 (15); Σαμαρια T WH (see Tdf. Proleg., p. 87; cf. Iota); on the forms see Abbot in B. D. American edition, under the word), Σαμαρείας (cf. Buttmann, as above), (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 18, 5{a}) (Hebrew שֹׁמְרון, Chaldean שָׁמְרַיִן pronoun Scha-me-ra-in, Assyr. Samirina) (on the derivation, see B. D., under the word), Samaria;

1. the name of a city built by Omri king of Israel (1 Kings 16:24), on a mountain of the same name (שֹׁמְרון הַר, Amos 6:1), situated in the tribe of Ephraim; it was the capital of the whole region and the residence of the kings of Israel. After having been besieged three years by Shalmaneser (IV.), king of Assyria, it was taken and doubtless devastated by Sargon, his son and successor, , who deported the ten tribes of Israel and supplied their place with other settlers; 2 Kings 17:5f, 24; 2 Kings 18:9ff. After its restoration, it was utterly destroyed by John Hyrcanus the Jewish prince and high priest (see next word). Long afterward rebuilt once more, it was given by Augustus to Herod (the Great), by whom it was named in honor of Augustus Sebaste, i. e. Augusta (Strabo book 16, p. 760; Josephus, Antiquities 15, 7, 3; 8, 5). It is now an obscure village bearing the name of Sebustieh or Sebastiyeh (cf. Bädeker, Palästina, p. 354ff. (English translation, p. 340ff; Murray, Handbook, Part ii., p. 329ff)). It is mentioned, Acts 8:5 L T WH, εἰς τήν πόλιν τῆς Σαμαρείας (genitive of apposition, cf. Winers Grammar, § 59, 8 a.; (Buttmann, § 123, 4)), but according to the better reading, πόλει ... τῆς Σαμαρείας, the genitive is partitive, and does not denote the city but the Samaritan territory; cf. Acts 8:9.

2. the Samaritan territory, the region of Samaria, of which the city Samaria was the capital: Luke 17:11; John 4:4f, 7; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:1, 5 (see above), ; ; by metonymy, for the inhabitants of the region, Acts 8:14. Cf. Winers RWB, under the word Samaria; Robinson, Palestine ii. 288ff; Petermann in Herzog 13:359ff; (especially Kautzsch in (Riehm under the word Samaritaner, and) Herzog edition 2, xiii. 340ff, and references there and in B. D. (especially American edition) under the word ).

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(Rec. -άρεια ), -ας ,

(Heb. H8111; Aram. שָׁמְרַיִן ),


(a) the city: Acts 8:5 (and perhaps also Acts 8:9; Acts 8:14);

(b) the region: Luke 17:11, John 4:4-5; John 4:7, Acts 1:8; Acts 8:1 (and perhaps also Acts 8:9; Acts 8:14) Acts 9:31; Acts 15:3.†

Σαμάρεια , see Σαμαρία .

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";leap,"; ";bound,"; is confined in the NT to Lk (Luke 1:41; Luke 1:44; Luke 6:23) : cf. Kaibel 271.5 σκιρτῶ καὶ τέρπομαι, ib. 649.3 (iii/A.D.)—

σκιρτῶσα γέγηθας

ἄνθεσιν ἐν μαλακοῖσι κακῶν ἔκτοσθεν ἁπάντων.

A new instance of the subst. σκίρτημα is found in the iv/A.D. Christian hymn, P Amh I. 2.19 Τὰ [δ ]᾽ ἀ [νάπ ]αυλα (l. ἀνάπαυμα ?) λυπο <υ >μένων, Τὰ δὲ σκιρτήματα [. ., ";O the rest of the sorrowful, O the dancing of the . ."; (cf. ZNTW ii. (1901), p. 73 ff.).


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List of Word Forms
Σαμαρείᾳ Σαμάρεια Σαμάρειαν Σαμαρείας Σαμαρια Σαμαρία Σαμαρίᾳ Σαμαριαν Σαμαρίαν Σαμαριας Σαμαρίας Samareia Samáreia Samareíāi Samareian Samáreian Samareias Samareías
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