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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8069 - שָׁמִיר
Shamir = “a point” or “thorn”
1) a town in the mountain district of Judah
2) a town in Ephraim where the judge Tola lived and was buried
(1) a sharp point (see שָׁמַר No. II.), hence thorn, collect. thorns, Isaiah 5:6, 7:23, 24, 25 9:17 32:13 metaph. used of enemies, Isaiah 10:17, 27:4 (Arab. سَمُرَ ةُ coll. سَمُرُ is the Egyptian thorn, a thorn-tree).
(2) diamond, so called from its cutting and perforating (as the point of a stylus was made of diamonds Jeremiah 17:1), Ezekiel 3:9; Zechariah 7:12. (Arab. سَامُورُ id. We may, perhaps, compare Gr. σμῖρις, σμῦρις, i.e. diamond dust, which was used in polishing. Bohlen considers the word to be of Indian origin, comparing asmîra, a stone which eats away, used of gems, iron.)
(3) [Shamir] pr.n.
(a) of a town in the tribe of Judah, Joshua 15:48.
(b) of a town in mount Ephraim, Judges 10:1, Judges 10:2.
(c) 1 Chronicles 24:24 קרי where the כתיב has שָׁמוּר.
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28