in ancient times, N kingdom of the Hebrews; Israel
the capital of this kingdom
district of Palestine between Galilee & Judea, later a part of the Roman province of Judea
See Samaria in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An ancient city of central Palestine in present-day northwest Jordan. It was founded in the ninth century B.C. as the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Samaria. Conquered by Sargon II in 721 B.C., it was destroyed in the second century and rebuilt by Herod the Great. According to tradition, Saint John the Baptist is buried here.