|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
she'-mer (shemer; Semer, Lucian, Semmer):
(1) The owner of the hill which Omri bought and which became the site of Samaria (1 Kings 16:24, shomeron). Shemer may be an ancient clan name. The fact, however, that the mountain was called Shomeron when Omri bought it makes one doubt that the city of Samaria was named after Shemer; the passage is questionable. The real etymology of Samaria roots it in "watch mountain" (see Stade, Zeitschrift, 165).
(2) A Merarite (1 Chronicles 6:46 (31), Semmer).
(3) An Asherite (1 Chronicles 7:34, A and Lucian, Somer), called "Shomer" in 1 Chronicles 7:32.
(4) A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 8:12, Codex Vaticanus Semer; Codex Alexandrinus Semmer; Lucian, Samaiel); the Revised Version (British and American) "Shemed," the King James Version "Shamed."
The Hebrew manuscripts differ; some read "Shemer," others "Shemedh."
Horace J. Wolf
Shemer (4 Occurrences)
1 Kings 16:24 He bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 6:46 the son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shemer, (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 7:34 The sons of Shemer: Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
1 Chronicles 8:12 And the sons of Elpaal: Eber, and Misham, and Shemer, who built Ono, and Lod and its dependent villages; (DBY)