撒玛利亚城(Samaria)今日是名叫 Sebaste 的一个废墟，位于示剑西北约12公里，古城是以色列王暗利于880BC所建，作为他的新都(王上16:24)。城位于撒玛山上，能瞭望远处，又能设防自卫，是一个建都极佳之处。
Samaria (שומרון) is a historical and biblical name used for the central region of the ancient Land of Israel, also was known as Palestine, bordered by Galilee to the north and Judea to the south. It was the capital of the northern Kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BC. The ruins of the city are located in the Samaria mountains of the West Bank, almost 10 km to the northwest of Nablus.
The New Testament mentions Samaria in Luke 17:11–20, in the miraculous healing of the ten lepers. John 4:1–26 records Jesus’ encounter at Jacob’s Well with the woman of Sychar. In Acts 8:2 it is recorded that the early community of disciples of Jesus began to be persecuted in Jerusalem and were ‘scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. Philip went down to the city of Samaria’ and preached and healed the sick there.