The Samaritans: A Profile
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2016 - Samaritans - 362 pages
Authoritative introduction to the Samaritan tradition from antiquity to the present
Most people associate the term "Samaritan" exclusively with the New Testament stories about the Good Samaritan and the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. Very few are aware that a small community of about 750 Samaritans still lives today in Palestine and Israel; they view themselves as the true Israelites, having resided in their birthplace for thousands of years and preserving unchanged the revelation given to Moses in the Torah.
Reinhard Pummer, one of the world's foremost experts on Samaritanism, offers in this book a comprehensive introduction to the people identified as Samaritans in both biblical and nonbiblical sources. Besides analyzing the literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources, he examines the Samaritans' history, their geographical distribution, their version of the Pentateuch, their rituals and customs, and their situation today. There is no better book available on the subject.
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The Identity of the Samaritans
Samaritans in the Hebrew BibleOld Testament?
The Samaritans and the New Testament
Samaritans in Jewish Writings of Antiquity
Muslim and Karaite Sources
Interactions with European Scholars
Samaritan Rituals and Customs
The Samaritan Calendar
Passover and Maṣot
The Samaritans in History
Late Roman and Byzantine Periods
Early Muslim Period
Geographical Distribution and Demography
The Samaritan Pentateuch
Ancient Translations of the Samaritan Pentateuch
The Samaritan Pentateuch in Western Scholarship
The Samaritan Script
The Feast of Weeks
The First Day of the Seventh Month
The Eighth Day of Tabernacles Shemini Aṣeret
Redemption of the First Born
Betrothal and Wedding
The Samaritans Today
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