Samaria

geographical name Sa·mar·ia \ sə-ˈmer-ē-ə \

Definition of Samaria

1 district of ancient Palestine west of the Jordan River between Galilee and Judaea
2 city, capital of the district of Samaria and capital of the Northern Kingdom (Israel)
Note: Samaria was rebuilt by Herod the Great and renamed Se*bas*te play \sə-ˈbas-tē\ . Its site is in the West Bank at the modern village of Sebastīyah.
see also samaritan


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