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History of the Samaritans

2nd revised and enlarged edition


Nathan Schur

This is the first attempt at a book-length history of the Samaritans, throughout the ages, from Old Testament times right down to the present. Along the way it tries to answer such questions as: Are the Samaritans direct descendants of the Northern Tribes of Israel? Does the Samaritan creed derive from post exilic Judaism? How did Samaritanism influence early Christianity? Are the Samaritans also a nation? What are the causes of their survival?
Contents: The Samaritans in the Old Testament, in the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and early Ottoman periods and in the 19th and 20th centuries.