It was about noon. A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans .)
Prochorus. A nephew of Stephen and one of the original Seven Deacons of the Jerusalem Church, Prochorus played an important role in the development of early Christianity among Jewish and Samaritan converts .
They were persecuted and killed for practicing their ancient faith by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Crusaders, Mamluks and Ottomans. By 1919, there were only 141 Samaritans left. Today they number more than 800, with half living in Holon (south of Tel Aviv) and the other half on the mountain.
According to the Hebrew Bible , the Israelites captured the region known as Samaria from the Canaanites and assigned it to the Tribe of Joseph. After the death of King Solomon (c. 931 BC), the northern tribes, including those of Samaria , separated from the southern tribes and established the separate Kingdom of Israel.
The Samaritans believe that, since more than 3600 years ago, they came to live on Mount Gerizim because Moses, in his tenth commandment, ordered them to protect it as a sacred mountain and worship on it by making pilgrimages to it three times a year.
Samaria , also called Sebaste, modern Sabasṭiyah, ancient town in central Palestine. It is located on a hill northwest of Nāblus in the West Bank territory under Israeli administration since 1967.
In the biblical account, however, Kuthah was one of several cities from which people were brought to Samaria, and they worshiped Nergal. This suggests that the Samaritans remained a genetically isolated population. The Samaritans are adherents of Samaritanism, a religion closely related to Judaism.
He was one of the Seven chosen to care for the poor of the Christian community in Jerusalem (Acts 6). He preached and reportedly performed miracles in Samaria , and met and baptised an Ethiopian man, a eunuch, on the road from Jerusalem to Gaza, traditionally marking the start of the Ethiopian Church (Acts 8:26-39).
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
Jacob’s Well has since been restored and a new church modelled along the designs of the Crusader-era church houses the well inside it, in a crypt on a lower level.
The region of Samaria was assigned to the house of Joseph, that is, to the tribe of Ephraim and to half of the tribe of Manasseh. After the death of King Solomon (10th century), the northern tribes, including those of Samaria , separated from the southern tribes and established the separate kingdom of Israel .
Samaritan , member of a community of Jews, now nearly extinct, that claims to be related by blood to those Jews of ancient Samaria who were not deported by the Assyrian conquerors of the kingdom of Israel in 722 bce.
The name Judea , when used in Judea and Samaria , refers to all of the region south of Jerusalem, including Gush Etzion and Har Hebron. The region of Samaria , on the other hand, refers to the area north of Jerusalem.
Oded (Hebrew: עוֹדֵד ‘ Ōḏêḏ ) is a prophet in the Hebrew Bible, mentioned in 2 Chronicles 28. He was from Samaria, and met the army of the northern kingdom of Israel, who were returning with captives from Judah.