Places Study on Shamir

Places Study on Shamir

Joshua 15: And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
Judges 10: And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
Judges 10: And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
1 Chronicles 24: Of the sons of Uzziel; Michah: of the sons of Michah; Shamir.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Shamir
(sshay' muhr) Personal and place name meaning, “thorn” or “diamond.” 1. A Levite (1 Chronicles 24:24 ), written Shamur in some manuscripts. 2. Town in hill country of Judah assigned to tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:48 ). Located either at modern el-Bireh near khirbet Somera northeast of en-Rimmon or khirbet es-Sumara about twelve miles west-southwest of Hebron. 3. Home of Tola, the judge from the tribe of Issachar, in mount Ephraim (Judges 10:1 ). Located possibly at khirbet es-Sumara about seven miles south of Shechem. Some commentators would equate it with Samaria.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Shamir
SHAMIR . 1 . A Kohathite ( 1 Chronicles 24:24 ). 2 . A town in the hill-country of Judah ( Joshua 15:48 ). It is perhaps Khurbet Sômerah , west of Debîr . 3 . The home and burial-place of Tola ( Judges 10:1-2 ). The site is uncertain.

Chabad Knowledge Base - Shamir
wormlike creature that was miraculously able to chew through stone and which was used in the construction of the first Beit HaMikdash.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shamir (1)
("a sharp point".)

1. A town in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:48); probably eight or nine miles S. of Hebron.

2. The judge Tola's home and burial place in Mount Ephraim (Judges 10:1-2). Why Tola of Issachar dwelt there is uncertain; either for security from the Canaanites, or Issachar may have possessed some towns in the Ephraim mountains. Van de Velde identifies Shamir with Khirbet Sammer, a ruin in the mountains overlooking the Jordan valley, ten miles E.S.E. of Nablus.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Shamir (2)
1 Chronicles 24:24.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Shamir
1. Son of Michah, a Levite. 1 Chronicles 24:24 .

2. City in the mountains of Judah. Joshua 15:48 . Identified by some with ruins at Somerah, 31 25' N, 34 56' E .

3. City in Mount Ephraim, the residence of Tola, one of the judges. Judges 10:1,2 . Not identified.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Shamir

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Adamant, - the translation of the Hebrew word Shamir in ( Ezekiel 3:9 ) and Zechariah 7:12 In ( Jeremiah 17:1 ) it is translated "diamond. It is very probable that by Shamir is intended emery , a variety of corundum , a mineral inferior, only to the diamond in hardness
Tola - Son of Puah, of the tribe of Issachar: he judged Israel twenty-three years at Shamir in Mount Ephraim
Tola - Judge who governed Israel for twenty-three years from Shamir, likely at or near Samaria (Judges 10:1 )
Shaphir - Attempts have been made to identify it with the Shamir of Joshua 15:48
Adamant, - Shamir
Tola - Of the tribe of Issachar, judge of Israel, at Shamir in Mount Ephraim, for twenty-three years after the death of Abimelech, Judges 10:1,2
Shamir - Shamir
Tola - Judged for 23 years at Shamir in Mount Ephraim; here he died and was buried
Diamond - Shamir is the usual term
Ephraim, Mount - Scripture specifies that the following cities were located in the hill country of Ephraim: Bethel (Judges 4:5 ); Gibeah (Joshua 24:33 ); Ramah (Judges 4:5 ); Shamir (Judges 10:1 ); Shechem (Joshua 20:7 ); Timnath-heres or -serah (Joshua 19:50 ; Judges 2:9 )
Tola - Shamir, his home and birthplace, is unidentified
Diamond - In Jeremiah 17:1 the word is Shamir
Shamir (1) - Van de Velde identifies Shamir with Khirbet Sammer, a ruin in the mountains overlooking the Jordan valley, ten miles E
Diamond - Shamir', a sharp point) mentioned in Jeremiah 17:1
Adamant - ) Unusually hard stones, as the diamond, which is a corruption of the word adamant; Hebrew Shamir ; Greek smiris
Diamond - Shamir is the stone used on the point of an engraving tool to cut into stone surfaces ( Jeremiah 17:1 ; NIV, “flint”; others suggest “emery”)
Thorn - "... (5) Shamir , the Arabic samur , a kind of sidra
Issachar - ... Tola the judge was of Issachar, though his abode was at Shamir in Mount Ephraim. Omri of the great family of Michael ruled in David's time; possibly forefather of Omri who usurped the Israelite throne (1 Chronicles 27:18), and built Samaria (perhaps on the same hill Shamir on which Tola of Issachar judged)
Name, Names - The majority, however, belong to more recent documents: Asnah (‘bramble’), Coz (‘thorn’), Hadassah (‘myrtle’), Susannah (‘lily’), Shamir (‘thorn’), etc