A Hamite tribe related to the Hittites and Amorites. Sons of Canaan (Genesis 10:18). The targums identify with Emesa, now Hums. Bochart conjectures Samyra, a city of Phoenicia, on the sea coast, on the river Eleutherus; its ruins still are called Samra. (See ZEMARAIM).
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.