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Feasts & Fasts, A Festschrift in Honor of Alan David Crown
Available from www.mandelbaum.
A DOCUMENTARY on Samaritan brides from the Ukraine
by H. Shehadeh
here for article in Arabic
Passover: at sunset on April 19, 2008
Festival of Unleavened Bread: tarts at sunset on April 19 to sunset April 26th
First Pilgrimage: early morning of April 26th
Pentecost/ second Pilgrimage June 15, 2008
Festival of the Seventh month Sept. 29, 2008
Day of Atonement: Oct. 8, 2008
Festival of Booths/ third Pilgrimage Oct. 13, 2008
Festival of the Eight Day: Oct. 20, 2008
Prof. Sergio Noja-Noseda
Submitted by Prof. Reinhard Pummer
It is with shock and sadness that I learned that
Prof. Sergio Noja-Noseda has died in a car accident
on January 31, 2007. As you no doubt will remember, Prof. Noja
organized the Fourth International Congress of the SES in
An obituary in Italian is included, although it concentrates on his work in the field of Arabic studies.
Lunedi' 4 Febbraio 2008
Il 31 gennaio
2008 è scomparso, in seguito
ad un incidente stradale,
Sergio Noja Noseda, uno dei massimi
arabisti italiani e internazionali
New Book to look for November 2008
SAMARITANS' PAST AND PRESENT:
Current Studies (Hardcover)
From the Editor
ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN: Race,
Identity and the DNA of The
Thank you Jon Entine for writing this book!
Update on Benny Tsedaka’s Torah Translation
The first English translation of the Samaritan version of the Pentateuch was submitted to Logos.com for publication in January 2008. But do not expect it out till the end of this year. This is just part of a mega project that Logos and Benny Tsedaka are working on. In the mean time Mr. Tsedaka has contacted another source to print the translation in hard back book form. We hope to see it for sale soon. In the mean time, here is a short section of a commentary from Numbers 16:22 from page 68; ‘And they fell on their faces and said, Il, Eloowwi of the spirits to all the flesh, shall the one man sin, and you will be angry with the entire congregation.’
Commentary: ‘”The spirits to all the flesh”= Upon these words is based the special Israelite Samaritan tradition that before coming to the Next World, after the Almighty decides if entrance is deserved, the spirit of the person is entering a mid-world of souls and wandering there till the End of the days [Gen. 49:1; Num. 24:14; Deut. 32:29]. From this world of souls the Almighty is giving a soul to a newborn. When there is a newborn, the priest greets him by a special hymn where he is described as a new comer from the world of souls. In the world of souls there exists both those who have already lived on earth and then their body died, and also the souls of those who have not yet been born ever. The Israelite Samaritans do not believe that a soul of someone who has already lived on earth can reenter the world as a newborn.
They do believe there is a divide from the wicked souls and the righteous souls. Shiyyyla (Sheol) means deep in the earth. Other foreign traditions have understood it as hell. But it means deep under the ground. With Karah and his community the fire of the Almighty followed them deep under the ground to burn them completely without a chance to be in the next world of souls because they acted directly against Him [See Deut. 32:22].’
This is just a short interesting morsel of what you can expect from Benny Tsedaka work.
The Samaritan Liturgy V2 (1909) (Paperback) by A. E. Cowley (Author)
Book Description: Text Is In English And Hebrew. In Two Volumes. Product Details Paperback: 540 pages Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (November 3, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 054869723X ISBN-13: 978-0548697238 Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 1.4 inches
The Ancient Languages of
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Reconstructing the First-Century Synagogue: A Critical Analysis of Current Research (Library of New Testament Studies, the) (Hardcover) by Stephen K. Catto (Author)
Product Details: Hardcover: 226 pages Publisher: T & T Clark International (February 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0567045617 ISBN-13: 978-0567045614 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1 inches
The Karaite Halakah And Its Relation To Sadducean, Samaritan And Philonian Halakah: Part One (1913) (Paperback) by Bernard Revel (Author)
Product Details: Paperback: 92 pages Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (October 2, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0548603472 ISBN-13: 978-0548603475 Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches
Samaritans, the Earliest Jewish Sect: Their History, Theology and Literature by James Alan Montgomery Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers Pub. Date: October 2006 ISBN-13: 9781597529655, 358pp
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