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The Good Samaritan and Shiloh May 29.08
By bock - Posted on May 29th,
Today was quite
a day in the West Bank. We went to Mt. Gerizim, near Nablus (Shechem) in
the West Bank. We met a Samaritan priest whose family line goes back to
the beginning of the priests. Not only did we get to see the mountain, but
he gave us a tour of the Samaritan Museum he created 13 years ago. Here is
the picture of our visit (Husney Cohen, Stephen Bremer and Myself).
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hey celebrated the Feast of Weeks in Nablus on SuTnday — a week later than
They are the Samaritans, a two-millennia-old faith with Jewish roots that
follows the customs of the Torah, the written law, but not the Talmud, the
Which is why their observance of Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks that marks the
giving of the Torah, took place this week, a week later than mainstream
Judaism marked the holiday. The Samaritans observe their holidays on different
dates than Jews do; in Samaritan belief, Shavuot always comes on a Sunday.
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Cleaning the sheep-
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Israelite Samaritans mark
Passover with blood and fire in West Bank
The Passover of a tiny
Israeli sect BY: ARI Z. ZIVOTOFSKY Special to the CJN
Celebration of God
Great is the chief Power who abides forever!
Let us put on fear [dahaltah = "worship"] of him before we speak of
The secret is not hidden from him and everything is within his power.
He knows what was and what (is) now and what will take place.
He stands to strengthen himself, he who is not in need of anything.
He learns all secrets without learning;
and he is not discovered, but he does what he requires.
(There is) no king and no ruler who can withstand him.
YHWH, he (is) God and there is none beside him!
Great is he who is not large and all greatness belongs to him!
He taught Moses the secrets in the bush (Exod 3:2f),
which revealed his greatness and his glory!
And the angel first confronted him and spoke with him
about what was and what will take place.
--- Marqah, Memar 1.1
From The Editor
Recently I was
reading 'The Samaritans in Damascus" by Reinhard Pummer from the
Samaritan, Hebrew and Aramaic Studies, Presented to Professor Abraham Tal,
edited by Moshe Bar-Asher and Moshe Florentin, published by
the Bialink Institute, Jerusalem. Two items caught my attention; one
was that the Damascus liturgical rite was a little different then that of
Shechem (pg 54). The second item concerns the Masa'il al-Khilaf (Matters of
Dispute [between Samaritans and Jews] (pg58).
Liturgy interested me because I have heard that some of the liturgy works
differ now in the hands of the Samaritan-Israelites. Since manuscripts were
handed down from father to son, as in some Samaritan-Israelites acquired
Damascus writes. This can explain the difficulties between liturgy
manuscripts. As I have not seen this liturgies, nor do I claim to completely
understand them, I can only suspect that differences arise from the Shechem
and Damascus manuscripts.
The first recorded
book of the differences that I am familiar with is the work specified by
Pummer, the 12th century, Masa'il al-Khilaf (Matters of Dispute) or Kitab al-Buhut
wa-Masa'il al-Khilaf (studies and matters of dispute). Kitab (Arabic:
کتاب) is the Arabic word for book. The word is also used in the Persian,
Swahili (as "kitabu"), Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, In my personal library I have the
handwritten work, Finhas Kitab Al-Hulf,
(Book on the differences or diversity) by
Priest Ab Hisda (Abu'l Hassan) (d.1959). The books
may have a different title but I am suspect that the contents are closely
similar since the various books are the subject of the differences of the
Samaritan-Israelites and other religions such as the Jewish people, Muslims
and Christians written from a Samaritan-Israelite view of course.
book most likely is a handwritten copy of a work from the hands of Pinhas ben
Isaac Hacohen or also known as Pinhas b. Ishaq who died in 1898. the source of
his book most likely came fro Damascus. Pinhas was a great and well respected
scholar of his time and is the father of the main Levite (priesthood) family
today. The Samaritan-Israelites sold many books to visitors to help support
The New York Times-
23.--Interesting discoveries have been made by Dr. Welter, who is excavating
on behalf of the German Archaeological Institute at Balata and on Mount
Gerizim....September 24, 1928
(Jordanian Sector), Jan. 3 -- The Samaritans, once believed to be dying out,
are now increasing in number....January 5, 1964
As the population
of Nablus is just about 12,000 the little Samaritan community is almost
absorbed by the surrounding Mohammedan mass. Save to a careful observer, the
very existence and presence of the Samaritans as a distinct element of
citizenship in Na...September 15, 1889 - Article
is abopt to be turned on the past. Knowledge of first importance in the realm
of Jewish and Christian history, together with much information concerning at
least four successive periods of civilization, is expected to result....View
translation completes the English publication of Mr. Shapira's newly
discovered manuscript of Deuteronomy--which, it is now well known, has been
declared a forgery:...September 3, 1883 - Article
American Ambassador in Constantinople, has just made an extensive trip through
Palestine and Syria. He long desired to see the land which once belonged to
Israel, and felt that once having been through the Turkish provinces he could,
in ...July 12, 1914 - Article
The Samaritan Liturgy V2 (1909) (Paperback)
by A. E. Cowley (Author)
Paperback: 540 pages Publisher:
Kessinger Publishing, LLC (November 3, 2007)
Language: English ISBN-10:
054869723X ISBN-13: 978-0548697238
SAMARITANS' PAST AND PRESENT:
Current Studies (Hardcover) by
Menachem Mor (Editor)
Hardcover Publisher: Walter De Gruyter Inc (November 30, 2008)Language:
English ISBN-10: 311019497X ISBN-13: 978-3110194975
Dr. Leah Di Segni (Campagnano)
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