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HEBREW: 8069 rymv Shamiyr 8053 rwmv Shamuwr
NAVE: Shamir
EBD: Shamir
Shamefacedness | Shamefastness | Shamer | Shamgar | Shamhuth | Shamir | Shamma | Shammah | Shammai | Shammoth | Shammua


In Bible versions:

a town in the hill country of Judah
a town in the hill country of Ephraim
chief son of Micah (Uzziel Kohath Levi)

prison; bush; lees; thorn ( --> same as Shamer)
Google Maps: Shamir (1) (31° 25´, 34° 56´); Shamir (2) (32° 21´, 35° 15´)


Strongs #08069: rymv Shamiyr

Shamir = "a point" or "thorn"

n pr loc
1) a town in the mountain district of Judah
2) a town in Ephraim where the judge Tola lived and was buried

8069 Shamiyr shaw-meer'

the same as 8068; Shamir, the name of two places in
Palestine:-Shamir. Compare 8053.
see HEBREW for 08068
see HEBREW for 08053

Strongs #08053: rwmv Shamuwr

Shamer or Shamir = "guardian"

1) a Levite of the sons of Michah in the time of David

8053 Shamuwr shaw-moor'

passive participle of 8103; observed; Shamur, an
Israelite:-Shamir (from the margin).
see HEBREW for 08103

Shamir [EBD]

a sharp thorn. (1.) One of the sons of Michah (1 Chr. 24:24).

(2.) A town among the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:48); probably Somerah, 2 1/2 miles north-west of Debir.

(3.) The residence of Tola, one of the judges, on Mount Ephraim (Judg. 10:1, 2).

Shamir [NAVE]

1. A city in the mountains of Judah, Josh. 15:48.
2. A city in Mount Ephraim. Home and burial place of Tola, the judge, Judg. 10:1, 2.
3. Son of Michah, a Levite, 1 Chr. 24:24.


(n point or thorn.)
  1. A town in the mountain district of Judah. (Joshua 15:48) only. It probably lay some eight or ten miles south of Hebron.
  2. A place in Mount Ephraim, the residence and burial-place of Tola the judge. (Judges 10:1,2) Perhaps Samur , half-way between Samaria and Jenin .
  3. A Kohathite, son of Micah or Michal, the first-born of Uzziel. (1 Chronicles 24:24)


SHAMIR (1) - sha'-mer (shamir; Sameir):

(1) Mentioned along with Jattir and Socoh (Josh 15:48) as one of the cities of Judah in the hill country. Possibly it is Khirbet (or Umm) Somerah, 2,000 ft. above sea-level, a site with ancient walls, caves, cisterns and tombs not far West of Debir (edh Dhatheriyeh) and 2 miles North of Anab (`Anab) (Palestine Exploration Fund, III, 262, 286, Sh XX).

(2) A place in the hill country of Ephraim (Jdg 10:1) from which came "Tola, the son of Pual, a man of Issachar," who judged Israel 23 years; he died and was buried there. It is an attractive theory (Schwartz) which would identify the place with the semi-fortified and strongly-placed town of Sanur on the road from Nablus to Jenin. A local chieftain in the early part of the last century fortified Sanur and from there dominated the whole district. That Sanur could hardly have been within the bounds of Issachar is an objection, but not necessarily a fatal one. It is noticeable that the Septuagint's Codex Alexandrinus has Samareia, for Shamir (Palestine Exploration Fund, II, Sh XI).

E. W. G. Masterman


SHAMIR (2) - (shamir; Samer): A Kohathite, son of Micah (1 Ch 24:24).

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