Of the hill semeron. cap. 42.
SEmeron is a mount, of whome it is written. 2. Par. 13. Now in that mount is the Citie of Sabalte, there resteth the Reliques of Saint Iohn Baptyll, as Ie∣rome saith. And Samaria was built some∣time in the same mount. And thereafter all the land had the name of that Citye, and was called samaria, because of the mount this Citie was most strong and most hard to winne. Therefore the king of Assyries with a great host, and most great araye of warriours besieged the Citie thrée yeare continually, and might neuer winne it by strength, but vnneth with strong hunger. But as Ierome saith & Io. also. He shuld neuer haue than ye ci∣tie, if men yt dwelled therin had not offen∣ded the God of Israel, and had trusted Page [unnumbered] stedfastly in him, & had forsaken his law. Looke the properties of this mount before, De montibus Israel, there it is fully shewed.