|ZEMARITE - |
zem'-a-rit (ha-tsemari; ho Samaraios):
A Canaanite people named in Genesis 10:18; 1 Chronicles 1:16. The occurrence of the name between Arvadite and Hamathite gives a hint as to locality. A place called Cumur is mentioned in the Tell el-Amarna Letters along with Arvad. The name probably survives in that of Sumra, a village on the seacoast between Tripolis and Ruwad, about 1 1/2 miles North of Nahr el-Kebir. We may with some certainty identify this modern village with the site of the town from which the inhabitants were named "Zemarites."
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZEMARITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T9354>. 1915.