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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.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'shamir (1)' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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