March April 2008

Vol.  VII - No.4

In This Issue

  • Rare Photo

  • NY Times

  • Mansfield

  •  Marqah

  • Passover

  •  Biblio


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 Rare Photo

 

Syria. Nablus. Samaritan Priests. From New York State Archives (shown for educational purposes only) Can anyone identify these men?

http://iarchives.nysed.gov/Gallery/galleryDetail.jsp?id=666

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The New York Times-

A SAMARITAN SHEIK IN LONDON. [PDF]

There is now in London the Sheik of the ancient Samaritan people, Jacob-esh-Sheilaby Any one who has been at Nablous will remember the beautiful valley and the little town nestling among the gardens under the slopes of Gerizim, where the Turkish Governor'...April 10, 1887, Worth the read!

 

THE SAMARITAN PENTAEUCH.; Valuable Manuscript of the Thirteenth Century at the Lenox Library. [PDF] April 25, 1894

A Samaritan manuscript of the Pentateuch is exhibited at the Lenox Library. The British Museum has one of A.D. 1356, the Vatican Library has one of A.D. 1227, this manuscript at the Lenox Library is dated A.D. 1232, and the latter contains thirty chapters...

CANTERBURY SEES SAMARITAN SECT; He Studies Ancient Scrolls at Community in Jordan [PDF]

NABLUS, Jordan, April 23-- The Archbishop of Canterbury called on the high priest of the tiny Samaritan community on Mount Gerizim today and examined the Samaritans's ancient scrolls of the Torah...

Ancient Samaritan Synagogue Near Latrun Is Discovered by Israeli Trench Diggers [PDF]

JERUSALEM, Aug. 13 -- An ancient Samaritan synagogue was discovered in the Biblical plain of Ajalon, near the Latrun monastery, during the recent military operations, it was disclosed today. This is the first record of Samaritan life to be uncovered so fa...August 14, 1948 -

  • DR. GASTER'S JOSHUA.; Difference Between Oriental and Western Time Shows It to be Pre-Augustan. [PDF]

    The Book of Joshua recently obtained in Samaria by Dr. Moses Gaster and noticed in THE TIMES of July 12 bears a mark of antiquity which has possibly escaped the vigilance even of the learned finder. It is an almost certain proof that the manuscript is old...July 20, 1908 -

  • OLD HEBREW BIBLE FOUND. [PDF]

    LONDON, Jan. 17 -- In a dispatch from Cairo the correspondent of The Daily Mail reports the discovery in Syria of one of the oldest Hebrew manuscript Bibles. It consists of the five books of Pentateuch, written in Samaritan characters on gazelle parchment...January 17, 1903

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    BC 1069 Howard Mansfield recalls his service in Nablus, Jerusalem and Haifa by Howard Mansfield

    My first posting in the Palestine Police was to Nablus in an area steeped in Biblical history. Nearby were the ruins of the capital of Israel that King Omri had built on a hill ten kilometres north-west of Nablus. He had bought the hill for two talents of silver from a man named Shemer, which gave rise to the name Samaria. The people of Samaria burned one of the Persian governors alive, and Alexander the Great visited the city, executed the murderers, settled a colony of 6,000 Macedonians there, and expelled most of the inhabitants. But some of the Samaritans survived and erected a temple on nearby Mount Gerizim, where they were still holding an annual religious ceremony, including the slaughtering of a goat, when I was there. When I visited the patriarch of the Samaritan sect at a tiny shrine in Nablus town, he was wearing a green turban wrapped around his red tarbush, a long straggling beard and a flowing brown cloak. He showed me the religious scrolls of the sect, kept in an ornately jewelled case, which were to be taken up to the top of Mount Gerizim for the period of their annual ceremonies. The ancient track up the mountain was barely passable but we were able to send up a police guard to see that the ceremonies were not disrupted and to ensure that these priceless artifacts were well secured.

     Nablus was the administrative capital of the District of Samaria, boasting a District Officer, a District Police Headquarters, a rural police station, which was entirely mounted, a district jail, and an urban police station housing British and Arab members of the Palestine Police. I was posted to Nablus Urban, which was located in a poor tactical position at the foot of the steep slopes of the cursed Mount Ebal (Deuteronomy xi.29). The station was surrounded by a fenced perimeter with a sandbagged post known as a sangar at the entrance to the compound. Nablus itself is in a valley with the blessed Mount Gerizim (Deuteronomy again) rising behind it, and was fervently Moslem.

    cont. http://landofbrokenpromises.co.uk/Palestine/Howard.html 

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    Jacob's Ladder 3 Wisdom is a light burning in the heart;
    and any heart that does not have Wisdom as its comrade is like the blind groping in the dark.
    For Wisdom is the Ladder [sollam] erected from the heart to heaven;
    if the heart is guarded it sees every wonder for what it is.
    The heart of Jacob was full of the Spirit of Wisdom [ruach hakamah].
    There was revealed to him every good;
    for the wisdom which was in it was the Wisdom of Truth [qashat].
      --- Marqah, Memar 6.3

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    Samaritan Passover

    2007.04.30

    http://www.photoblog.com/annatsang/2007/04/30/

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    2004 CSBS PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

    University of Manitoba

    Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Zion: A study in the Early History of the Samaritans and Jews

    Gary N Knoppers

    http://www.ccsr.ca/csbs/2004PRESIDENTIAL.pdf

     

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    Older Photos of the Samaritan Passover 1920s

    http://popartmachine.com/search/Passover

     

     

    Biblio

    Descriptive List Of The Hebrew And Samaritan Manuscripts In The British Museum (Hardcover) by George Margoliouth (Editor)s

    Hardcover: 138 pages Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 0548247595 ISBN-13: 978-0548247594 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches

     

    The Samaritan's Secret (Hardcover) by Matt Beynon Rees (Author) Fiction- mystery

    A member of the tiny but ancient Samaritan community has been murdered. The dead man controlled hundreds of millions of dollars of government money. If the World Bank cannot locate it within the next several days, all aid money to the Palestinians will be cut off. Visiting Nablus, Omar Yussef must solve the murder and find the money, or all Palestinians will suffer. Product Details Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Soho Crime (February 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1569475458 ISBN-13: 978-1569475454

     

    The Sign Magazine The Samaritan Passover.
    By Gabriel Sweeney, C. P.
    Volume 6 October 1926  #3

    http://www.cpprovince.org/archives/thesign/1926.php
     

    The Watchman of Israel - Volume II, Numbers 1 Through 12, 1920 - INSCRIBED
    Bookseller: UHR Books (Hollis Center, ME, U.S.A.)
    Price: US$ 400.00  Quantity: 1  Book Description: A. A. Beauchamp,  Boston, 1920. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Original Edition. Minor edgewear; minor pencilling. INSCRIBED by the PUBLISHER on the front flyleaf. Very SCARCE copy of this bound, Volume II (1919-20), twelve issues of this periodical. Includes articles on Manasseh, Palestine and the Jews, history of the rediscovery of Israel, Ariel, America as the "Heir of the Ages", God's glory revealed in Israel, Joshua Ben Joseph, the Messiah, time of Christian unity, the Essenes, facts for Manassites, the

    Great City's division, the Jews of Jerusalem, Zionism and world safety, the remnant of Joseph, the Great Pyramid, the music of the Spheres, freedom's uplifted floodgates, the thrones of the House of David, heritage, the national heraldry of Israel, the enduring Kingdom, the Tribe or House of Judah, Israel's Standard Bearers, China as the Home of Ahsin, the birth of America, Bethlehem and Bethany, the metrical agitation, Freemasonry and the Essenes, a brief early history of Ireland, the Samaritans-the Jews-the Israelites, the last days of the Turks in Jerusalem, the warning voice of the Great Laureate, the symbolic cover, the gates of a perfect day, Zoroaster, the modern revolt of Korah, the British-Israel World Federation Congress, an address by the Bishop of the Falkland Islands, the dynasty of David as established in Great Britain, an address by the Rev. Joseph B. Gratton, God Save the King, the Serpent and the Golden Calf, Selah, El-Elohe-Israel, Israel of the 1920's, nuggets of truth, the Coronation Chair, and the Gentile Reign "is o'er". Illustrated. INSCRIBED BY PUBLISHER. Bookseller Inventory # 035429

    FIRST CHRISTIANS PENTECOST AND THE SPREAD OF CHRISTIANITY (BEST COLLECTION OF RARE OLD PHOTOS OF HOLY LAND I EVER READ by PAUL L. MAIER

    Description: WONDERFUL BOOK, WETERN MICHUGAN UNIBVERSITY HISTORIAN, PHOTOGRAPHED HUNDREDS OF OBSCURE OLD SITES NOT MENTIONED ANYWHERE EXCEPT IN bIBLE ALONG MAPPED WAYS OF FIRST MISSIONARIES SUCH AS: MT GERIZIM, HOLIEST SPOT IN SAMARIA, HOUSE OF SIMON THE TANNER,DERAYA WHERE PAUL CONVERTED, SELUCCIA OF BARRABAS,NEAPOLIS,ARCARCADIAN WAY AT EPHESUS,PUTEOLI,

     

    Palestine: The Land of My Adoption by Clapham, J W

    Hardback. Near Fine/Very Good. 206pp, HC in Good- blue boards with spine discoloured and marks at end, DW pictorial full colour of camels and Palestine scene small area missing to each end of spine, creasing to extremities, interior very nice with four full colour illustrations and 20 plates in photo brown, two colour maps . A vivid travelogue to the area of Palestine, Galilee, Nazareth, the Mount of Olives, Calvary. Chapters include "Towards the Dead Sea", "Old Jerusalem", "Bethlehem", "Passover on Mount Gerizim"

    Judah and the Judeans in the Fourth Century B.C.E By Oded Lipschitz, Gary N. Knoppers, Rainer Albertz  The Dating of the First Phase of the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim in Light of the Archaeological Evidence- Yitzhak Magen Published 2007 EISENBRAUNS   423 pages ISBN:1575061309

    Mount Gerizim 1998 W.J. Bennett and R. Bull, Tell er-Ras, Publication of Archaeological Materials and Data from Mt. Gerizim, West Bank http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic/wl/digsites/Cisjordan/Gerizim_98/

    Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research Number 349, February 2008

    Yitzhak Magen, Haggai Misgav, and Levana  Tsfania: Mount Gerizim Excavations 94-95 http://www.asor.org/pubs/basor/349.pdf

    A Tripartite Sundial from Tell er RÔs on Mt. Gerizim by Robert J. Bull Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, No. 219 (Oct., 1975), pp. 29-37   (article consists of 9 pages) Published by: The American Schools of Oriental Research http://www.jstor.org/pss/1356439

    The Samaritan Origins and Identity

    Taejon, Korea, PaiChai University Publishers, 2004

    pg 333, ISBN 8987036243

    Strfan Schorch, Kirchliche Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

    http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/5305_5585.pdf

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