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also known as: Shemer or Shamer

This was the name of two places and one biblical man.

  1. Shamir, a son of Micah (Michah)

    (1 Chronicles 24:24 NASB; 1 Chr. 7:34 NASB)

    Hebrew: שָׁמוּר —transliteration: Shamur or Shamir —meaning: a sharp thorn

  2. Shamir, a town in Judah

    This town was located among the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:48).

    It is probably Somerah, 2½ miles northwest of Debir.

    Hebrew: שָׁמִיר —transliteration: Shamiyr

  3. Shamir, a town on Mount Ephraim

    This was the residence of the heroic Tola, one of the judges, on Mount Ephraim in the Tribe of Ephraim (Judges 10:1-2).

    Hebrew: שָׁמִיר —transliteration: Shamiyr


Article Version: July 2, 2021