March/ April 2010

Vol.  IX - No.4

In This Issue

 

·      Passover

·      Batia Tsedaka

·      Israel Tsedaka

·      Sleepless Gaza

·       Misc. Links

·       Books for sale


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     The Samaritans call themselves

    Bene-Yisrael (“Children of Israel”), or Shamerim (“Observant Ones”)

     

    Samaritan

    Studies and Related Conferences:

    2010 International Meeting

    Tartu, Estonia

    Meeting Begins: 7/25/2010
    Meeting Ends: 7/29/2010

    Call For Papers Opens: 10/1/2009
    Call For Papers Closes: 1/31/2010

     

    Keep Up with the Samaritan Basketball team on FANS of Samaritan basketball team

    Community Youth Club Samaritan on Facebook.com


    SAMARITAN MYTH

    سطورة السامرية

    האגדה השומרונית الا

    A group of young Samaritans people who is interested in their culture, heritage and the future of their small community, we establish an association which is called Samaritan myth. This association is aimed on the definition of Samaritan's culture and heritage the internal and external one. Can be found on Facebook.com

    and see

    Smaritan

    Blogspot

    Smaritan.blogspot


    Important Links

     

    Samaritan Museum on Mount Gerizim.


    New Samaritans-

    A DOCUMENTARY on Samaritan brides from the Ukraine


      

     

     Have you purchased your book lately?

     

    Notices Of The Modern Samaritans: Illustrated By Incidents In The Life Of Jacob Esh Shelaby (1855) by Jacob Esh Shelaby and Edward Thomas Rogers (Paperback - Mar 20, 2009) 

      

    Forth Coming Books

    The English Translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch

    Update on the English Translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch from Logos

    Unknown publication date

     

      The first-ever English translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch, prepared by Benyamin Tsedaka WILL be published by Logos.  The book shall be published near the end of this year. We shall keep you informed when we learn more.

     

     

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    Upcoming Festival

    Shavuot - Sunday, June 20, 2010. Pilgrimage: 3AM - 8AM

     

    Samaritan Passover Sacrifice on Mount Gerizim

    The Passover Sacrifice was on Wednesday April 28, 2010, another beautiful day on the mount. Visitors came from all over to watch the festival as in past years. Plenty of photographers were also there coming in from Israel, France, the UK and the US.

    National Geographic Magazine is preparing a feature story on David and Solomon and where also at the event. This would be a rare opportunity for them to photograph the new High Priest Aaron b. Ab-Hisda b. High Priest Jacob at the head of the Passover Sacrifice.  He is the son of Ab-Hisda that is on page 8,13,15 and the grandson of Jacob on page 14, 20, 30 both from the January, 1920 (Vol XXVII, number 1) The National Geographic Magazine, in the article 'The Last Blood Sacrifice, A Samaritan Rite in Palestine. We are looking forward to the photos and article.

    (Photo of High Priest Aaron courtesy of Joseph Fathi)

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    Links to articles & photos of the 2010 Passover

    Please note that the Samaritan Israelite Passover Sacrifice was on the evening of Wednesday April 28, 2010. On Thursday Morning the Samaritans proceeded to the top of Mount Gerizim on the 1st Pilgrimage of the year. Some visiting attendees of this Pilgrimage have called this event Shavuot, which is not correct, The Samaritan Israelite's Shavuot will be June 20, 2010 according to the reckoning of the Samaritan priests.

    The Samaritan Passover

    Samaritans' pilgrimage by Reuters

    http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTR2DJ5Y#a=4

    Sacrificial lambs by By BEN HARMTAN http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=174877

    The Samaritan Passover

    Passover (sunset) Samaritans Minority

    http://abudheer.blogspot.com/2010_05_01_archive.html

     

    Visit to Samaritan Passover Sacrifice

    https://gath.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/visit-to-samaritan-passover-sacrifice/

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    THE DEATH OF A WOMAN OF EDUCATION, A MOTHER AND DEVOTED WIFE, THE DEAREST PERSONALITY OF THE CITY OF HOLON (Batia Tsedaka 1925-2010)
    Written by : Her son, Benyamim Tsedaka

    On Tuesday, the 6th of the 1st Israelite month, April 20, 2010, Batia Tsedaka, the daughter of Yefet ben Avraham Tsedaka Hatzafari, and the Editors' mother, passed away.    She was 84 years old.  With this came the end of a long and glorified life saga of a woman who was very strong in her spirit, her character, and her beauty - after a long chain of activities, most of them the result of her own initiative that had no previous precedent.  The title, "the Editors' mother" expresses the fact that she was our mother who escorted us from our births in Nablus in the years 1944 and 1946, and for the last two decades without our father, Ratson ben Benyamim Tsedaka Hatzafari, the community's sage - may the Almighty give him mercy.
    She was the eldest of the six daughters of Yefet ben Avraham Tsedaka Hatzafari, the Head of the Samaritan Community, outside of Nablus, for 54 years.  She was born in Tel Aviv, on the border of Jaffa, the city where her grandfather dwelt, the wise and fruitful poet, Avraham ben Marchiv Tsedaka Hatzafari; and upon his poetry and tradition Batia was raised and spent her childhood and days of youth.
    She said, "One Shabbat someone came to visit us who was a tall and handsome young man from my relatives in Nablus, accompanied by his uncle.  This was Ratson ben Benyamim and his uncle Asher ben Shelach.  During the Shabbat morning prayer I heard his voice singing correctly like my father, the hymn 'Abudeh Dahlama: Man Yehshom Rabyaanaak' (The Creator of the World, Who Evaluates Your Greatness).  His singing so touched my heart, that even after the reading of the Shabbat portion I said to my father quietly 'This is the fellow that the Almighty has chosen for me to be my husband and the father of my children.'
    Batia was the first Samaritan young woman who studied in Israeli Public Schools, and many other Samaritan young women followed later in her example.  She married Ratson when she was eighteen years old, in the year 1943.  She left her parent's house in Tel Aviv and moved to Nablus  in order to dwell with her husband and his relatives.  The life in Nablus was very hard for the young women who were accustomed to a different style of life in Tel Aviv.  In 1951, thanks to the Family Unification Agreement between Jordan and Israel, she returned to Tel Aviv with her two sons, and a few months later her husband Ratson joined her.  At that same time, her father moved from Tel Aviv to dwell in the sands of the city of Holon.
    Batia continued her studies and graduated with high honors.  Very soon thereafter she became the first Samaritan teacher.  After several years she became the first Samaritan principal, and continued with university studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in order to adjust herself to her new position as a principal.  During her forty years of work as a teacher and principal she raised tens of thousands of students.  She directed the Yechi'eli School for Young Women in Neveh Tzedek, where she herself first began her own studies, and afterwards she directed the Droianov School in Tel Aviv, and then moved to a school in Beit Dagan, and from there for many years to come she directed several schools in Holon.  She was known as a very prudent principal who kept very strong friendships with the teachers under her jurisdiction.  The late city mayor of Holon, Moshe Rome, awarded her the title "The Educational Bride of Holon" and the current city mayor,
    Motty Sasson, may he live long, awarded her the title "The Dearest Personality In Holon" and in addition he gave her a special plaque when she was 80 years old.  When she retired with a pension in 1991, the teachers of Moshe Sharet's school in Holon organized a special evening for her with the theme of "This Was My Life."  Three hundred admirers from all corners of the country came to attend that evening, including her teacher from her elementary school days, Ms. Nehchama 'Atzmon, who today is 98 years old, may she live long.
    After her retirement, she offered her long experience in education to the voluntary education of the adult women and children of the Samaritan community.  With her sister, Tsipora, the two traveled to Mount Gerizim to teach the women there the reading of the Torah.  The cooperation between the two sisters Gave birth to the first Samaritan cookbook that contained hundreds of special recipes, of which a small part of them was published in cooperation with the Photographer and Land of Israel Researcher, Mr. Dan (Dansho) Arnon.  A book that was purchased by many in Israel.  Afterwards she volunteered to teach the reading of the Torah to the kids of the community in Holon.  Many of the children finished the reading of the Torah quickly thanks to the devotion of Batia Tsedaka.  Their parents were very hurt and stunned with eyes filled with tears due to her death. 
    She was, more than anything, a woman who supported her husband and backed him in order to help him with significant accomplishments, such as composing many difficult hymns and publishing several books for the use of the community members for worship.  And he loved her and admired her.  He always said to her "Everything in the house is yours, the house, the furniture, the tools, the pictures, the jewelry, and the entire contents.  And you are mine!"
    Only recently were we made aware of the fact that for many years Batia donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to Welfare and Help Organizations throughout the Land of Israel, and especially to the hospitals in which she was treated.  She was a frequent patient in several hospitals, having survived two open heart surgeries.  She was very well known for her generosity and gave gifts to all the children of the community who were taught the reading of the Torah by her.  She actively took part in all happy and sad events.  Her presence was very prominent at the Yom Kippur prayer in which she never left her place in the synagogue during the whole 25 hours of fasting.  The members of the community respected her greatly for this dedication of hers.  Despite the arguments, she always knew how to find the depths of the hearts of all members of the community, who will always remember her for that.
    Almost one month ago when Batia was attending a show at the Holon Theatre she fell down due to someone who carelessly pushed the exit door of the hall without noticing her there.  As a result of this accident she broke her right thigh bone.  During the time of her healing and aftercare her situation deteriorated.  Despite the fact that in the years of 1993 and 2000 she survived two bypass surgeries, this time she lost her strength.  She died of a sudden heart attack.  All of the efforts of the physicians to reassociate her were unsuccessful.
    On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, the casket of this mother: the grandmother, and the great-grandmother - who raised many grandchildren and great-grandchildren - was carried to the place of her grave in the Samaritan cemetery in Kiriat Luza on Mount Gerizim.  May the High Priest Aaron ben Ab-Hisda have long life, as well as Peleg Altif one of the Elders of the Mount Gerizim community, who both describe her as being a huge loss to the community.  All of the members of the community escorted her casket and paid their condolences to her sons and sisters.  She was buried near the grave of her husband.  At last our father and mother, who had such an interesting and active life and love for us and for our community, met once again.  There is no life that endures forever, but the Almighty by His Greatness.

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    Another Great Samaritan Elder we have lost

    Holon,  Israel. February 9. 2010 – Israel Tsedaka, An elder of the Israelite Samaritan Community died, at the age of 78.
    Israel, son of Ester and Gamliel Tsedaka, was born in  1932 in   Nablus ,  Palestine  under the British Mandate. He was raised in the tradition of reading the Torah in ancient Hebrew from his early childhood. His family moved to Tel- Aviv and he graduated the famous Herzlia High School in Tel Aviv. He joined the Israeli Army and succeeded to become the first Samaritan military officer and afterward started his study at the  Hebrew   University  in  Jerusalem .  The economic hardship forced him to end his military service and study in order to help his father and younger brothers and sister survive the hard days that took place during the first years of the establishment of the State of Israel.
    His natural talents led him to succeed in his work for the Governmental Israeli Company of Medals production and he was promoted until he became the deputy director general of the company in charge of the production of the State of  Israel Medals  until he retired in 1997 and thereafter continued to be its official advisor.
    For most of his life Israel Tsedaka was involved in activities on behalf of the Israelite Samaritan community in  Israel . He served in the beginning as a member of the youth committee for the community in  Holon  and eventually became committee secretary serving for many years until 1974. Meanwhile he spent much of his time studying the history and culture of the Samaritans and was one of the few members of the community to make the initiative in 1956 to publish the books of the Samaritan Liturgy. When this publication research ended Israel Tsedaka continued to publish more books of the Samaritan literature. His most important works were the creation of a computer font in ancient Hebrew of the Sabbath and Weekday Book of Prayers, and developing a unique Ancient Hebrew Punctuated Torah that became a book of study in the reading and chanting of the Torah for all Samaritan young people in Holon and on Mount Gerizim.
    Israel Tsedaka was also involved in the research of Samaritan Studies and for many years helped the most famous scholars, Prof. Z. Ben-Hayeem and his pupils: Prof. A. Tal and Prof. M. Florentin, with the Hebrew and Aramaic Languages of the Samaritan text as the greatest scholar of the Samaritan Studies of our times.  In the year 2000 Israel Tsedaka became a member of the Society of Samaritan Studies [SES] which was founded in  Paris  in 1985. Since that time he gave lectures about the history of the Samaritans from their perspective and loyally protected the historical truth.
    The entire Samaritan community is shocked by the loss of two prominent sages from the community in one week, the High Priest Elazar on February 3, 2010 and Israel Tsedaka today.  These two men were very close friends and enriched one another with Samaritan wisdom.  Israel Tsedaka left four sons; all of them are grown and have families of their own. Israel Tsedaka was very devoted to his family. His wife Mazzal died from cancer in 1991.  Israel continued the education of his four children and 12 grandchildren.
    May his soul rest in peace in paradise when the time comes. There is no one who lives forever but the Almighty.
    Benyamim Tsedaka, editor - A.B. - The Samaritan News
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    Samaritans: Past and Present Current Studies

    Ed. by Mor, Menachem / Reiterer, Friedrich V.
    In collab. with Winkler, Waltraud

    2010 | Hardcover | RRP Euro [D] 79.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 124.00. 

    ISBN 978-3-11-019497-5
    Series: Studia Samaritana 5

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    45 a Sleepless Gaza Jerusalem.divx

    Day 45 a: Join Diana on Mount Gerizim in Nablus on an enlightening visit with the Samaritans on their New Year Day. What is the difference between the biblical Mounts Gerizim and Ebal? What do Samaritans, who consider themselves the true ancient Israelites who crossed from Egypt, think of Jerusalem from the religious angle? What do they consider themselves, Palestinians or Israelis? Is Diana allowed to enter the Temple and join the Samaritan men and children during their prayers for the New Year? Listen to the ancient Samaritan language in prayers and see what the script looks like. Diana wants her future read so she starts with Husni Wasef who explains to her how the Samaritans calculate whether you have success or failure in life through the names and astrology calculations.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adsnIMCg8IA (First half, with Samaritans)

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    Photos of the Samaritans by

    http://www.adoramapix.com/hevronv2/book.mvc/samaritans-1

    Samaritan Passover Sacrifice- 2009

    http://blog.writch.com/2009/04/the-samaritans-passover-sacrifice.html

    http://www.unc.edu/~werlin/Samaritan_Passover_Sacrifice.pdf 

    http://media.theage.com.au/national/breaking-news/samaritans-passover-sacrifice-470692.html

    http://www.superstock.com/stock-photography/Passover

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    SAMARITANS LEGEND ASSOCIATION ج .الاسطورة السامرية ע. האגדה השומרונית غدا هو اليوم الاول من الشهر الثاني عشر لسنة 3648 حسب التقويم السامري وهو اليوم الاول من شهري المعاجيز______ Tomorrow is the first day of the twelfth month of the year 3648 Samaritan calendar , The first day of miracle month

    SAMARITANS LEGEND ASSOCIATION ج .الاسطورة السامرية ע. האגדה השומרונית
    we called it the 12 month but in this time in our clender its happend . and this year we have 13 month not 12 so its come in the last tow month evry year .

    and why we call it month of miracle

    When Moses and Aaron next approached the pharaoh, they produced a miracle: Aaron threw down his staff and it turned into a snake. This seemed less like... See More a miracle from a god than magic to the Egyptians. Indeed, court sorcerers easily duplicated the feat. But then, Aaron's staff swallowed up the court sorcerers' staffs -- considerably more miraculous. Following divine orders, Moses then told the pharaoh that his rod would work a miracle. This would be the first of the 10 plagues of Egypt.

    Astronomically, the Samaritans have an account called the account (right), calculate the astronomical lunar transferee of Adam and to this day. Which is inherited with the family of priests. This system is linked to astronomical width font Mount Gerizim "mountain stage" (the mountain's southern city of Nablus). It is through this account is selected astronomical year Hebrew, and divided into twelve lunar months, either the month thirty days or twenty-nine only. This is according to the astronomical expense of force. Determines each month, according to the correlation between the sun and the moon according to the tables of astronomical calculations very precise. If it happened that this thread is not too late for six hours before appearance of the moon, this day is the beginning of the month, which consists of thirty days, but if there is thread after six hours after the appearance of the moon, the beginning of the new month calculated from the following day, in this case, the the new month of twenty-nine days. The Hebrew Mosaic Law stipulates that every nineteen years old, must be where the seven leap years (ie three-month

    Mount Gerizim and position of astronomical
    Status astronomical Samaritans have an account known astronomer calculates the right (Khcban cream), calculate the astronomical lunar transferee of Adam to the present day, through a historical sequence of strain 161.
    Astronomers know that the Samaritans and they know that the astronomical calculations, it must take its base and its launch of the latitude of Mount Gerizim, because this mountain is located in the center of the Holy Land. The nucleus of the Garden of Eden, and only they will not succeed in controlling this account only from this position. And by which they can be mastered warheads months, eclipses and lunar eclipses, select the holidays, astrology, constellations and other astronomical knowledge. The Jewish year consists of twelve lunar months, and there are seven leap years (three months), located every nineteen years. Samaritan and history ever since people enter the children of Israel to the Holy Land any year before 3645.

    Mount Gerizim and the geographical position

    Mount Gerizim is the mountain's southern city of Nablus, "Shechem". This city is located on the shoulder of the mountain, hence the name Shechem, which means in Hebrew shoulder. Shechem, which lies between two mountains, the southern mountain, Mount Gerizim, which rises from the sea 885 meters, the northern mountain, Mount Ebal, which rises from the sea 940 meters. Mount Gerizim Bible under another name, known as Jebel Tur, named after Mount Sinai, which is when God revealed to Moses the Ten Commandments, Mount Gerizim is located in the middle of the geographical distance between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea, and also in the middle of the distance between Dan in the north basin and the city of Beer Sheva in the south, is the center of the Holy Land. And to the east of this holy mountain is easy Alon Mora. This came in the holy law when the prophet Abraham to the Canaanite territory from Harran and that was before the year 4115: "The conclusion of the land passed to the place of Shechem to acorn Mora." (Genesis, Chapter 12: verse 6)
    In order to determine the location of this holy mountain and the mountain facing Ebal, which Ihtdhana Shechem (Nablus), came in the canon of seven witnesses, saying: "As they are in the Jordan, behind the way the sun sets, in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the vehicle against Gilgal, beside Bleutat Moreh , in front of Shechem. "

    (Deuteronomy Chapter 11 verse 30)

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    Links

    Welcoming one more soul to Israel’s tiny Samaritan community



    Nearly a dozen kohanim in long robes and red fezzes lead the services in the ancient Samaritan Hebrew that is their language of liturgy.

    Hundreds of worshipers crowded the community center in the Samaritan enclave of Neveh Pinchas in Holon on Tuesday, to hold a brit mila ceremony for the newest member of their community, Shahar Yehoshua.

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel/Article.aspx?id=170048

     

    The New Samaritan High Priest; The "Cohen Gene"

    source: Arab News Blog

    http://www.arabnewsblog.net/2010/02/10/the-new-samaritan-high-priest-the-cohen-gene/comment-page-1/#comment-8061

     

    The Samaritan Pilgrimage to Mount Gerizim

    by Hanan Isachar Photography

    http://www.photoshelter.com/c/isachar-photography/gallery/The-Samaritan-Pilgrimage-to-Mount-Gerizim/G00003x0XUEyaC3w/

     

     

    Using digital mapping tools: Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim

    http://bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2008/12/using-digital-mapping-tools-mount-ebal.html

     

    The Samaritans' Pronunciation of Genesis 1:1

    http://biblische.blogspot.com/2008/02/samaritans-pronunciation-of-genesis-11.html

     

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    Books For Sale

     
    SAMARITANS' PAST AND PRESENT: Current Studies (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies) by Menachem Mor (Hardcover 250 pages- June 30, 2010) Publisher: Walter de Gruyter June 30, 2010 Language: English ISBN-10: 311019497X ISBN-13: 978-3110194975

    Underground Jerusalem: An Account of Some of the Principal Difficulties Encountered in Its Exploration and the Results Obtained. with a Narrative of an ... Jordan Valley and a Visit to the Samaritans by Charles Warren (Paperback 614 pages- Publisher: Nabu Press (February 3, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1143561562 ISBN-13: 978-1143561566

    The Samaritan Liturgy V1 (1909) (Hebrew Edition) by Arthur Ernest Cowley (Hardcover - Feb. 17, 2010) Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (February 17, 2010) Language: Hebrew ISBN-10: 116002054X ISBN-13: 978-1160020541

    Samaritanernas PŒskfest I Ord och Bild / Bibliska Blodsoffer I VŒra Dagar. [Passover Celebrations of the Samaritans in Words and Pictures / Biblical Blood Offerings in Our Time]. LARSSON, Lewis. Bookseller: Simon Finch Rare Books Price: US$ 1055.13

    Pentateuchi hebraeo-samaritani praestantia in illustrando et emendando textu masorethico ostensa, una cum aliis subsidiis hermeneutico-criticis, ad totum textum hebraeum rite intelligendum servientibus.
    AQUILINUS, ALEXIUS (1732-1785) Bookseller: Antiquariaat Rashi (Gorinchem, ZH, Netherlands) Book Description: Heidelberg, Typis Joannis Bapt. Wiesen, 1783, Cont.hleather, (8), 496 pp. 8vo. Price: US$ 607.84

    Specimen ineditae versionis Arabico-Samaritanae Pentateuchi e codice manuscripto Bibliothecae Barberinae Hwiid, Andreas Christian Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA (New York, NY, U.S.A.)
    Book Description: Rome: Praesidum Facultate, 1780. Arabico-Samaritan text of Genesis chapter 49, with parallel text in Arabic characters and the Arabic version from Walton's Polyglott Bible. The manuscript is attributed to Abu al-Hasan of Tyre. With notes and commentary in Latin, glosses in Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and Coptic (SAMARITAN) First edition. 8vo. Pp. 63, [1, imprimatur], xxxviii, [1, errata]. Black marbled boards. Ex-library, with shelfmarks and perforated stamp on title page margin (affecting two numerals in imprint), else very good. Schnurrer 362. Bookseller Inventory # 231276 Price: US$ 350.00

    Institutiones Linguae Samaritanae ex antiquissimis monumentis erutae et digestae, integris paradigmatum tabulis indicibusque adornatae; quibus accedit Chrestomathia Samaritana maximam Geneseos partem et selecta .
    Uhlemann, Friedrich Gottlob (Uhlemanno, Friderico) Bookseller: Reiss Antiquariat (Jerusalem, ., Israel) Book Description: Typis Caroli Tauchnittii, Lipsiae, 1837. Rebound - Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Latin language with Samaritan Aramaic. Three parts bound together. Part I (Pars prior) - "Institutiones Linguae Samaritanae ex antiquissimis monumentis erutae et digestae, integris paradigmatum tabulis indicibusque adornatae": XXVI+282 pp. Next part (Institutionum pars posterior) - "Chrestomathia Samaritana maximam Geneseos partem et selecta reliquorum Pentateuchi librorum capita complectens, notis criticis exegiticis illustrata et Glossario locupletata": IV+127 pp. Third part - "Lexicon Samaritanum omnes in Chrestomathia obvias voces continens.": 95 pp. Book description: gilt fore-edges; marbled original endpaper; newly rebound. Each printed leaf followed with blank leaf. Some fading and foxing to textblock; paper brittle. First title page fore-edges chipped. Bookseller Inventory # 001760 Price: US$ 350.00

    The Book of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy in The Samaritan Version of the Pentateuch - Copied By Hand from a 13th Century Manuscript By Abraham Nur Sadaqah Sadaqah, Abraham Nur Bookseller: Fishburn Books ABA, ILAB (London, GL, United Kingdom)
    Book Description: 1959. 5 vols cloth, 24 cm, text in Paleo-Hebrew (Samaritan). Bookseller Inventory # 003176 Price: US$ 328.26

    Hamishe Humshei Torah: Nusach Yehudi, Nusach Shomroni im me-duyakot shel ha-shinu'im bein shtei ha-nusachot. Sefer Bereshit lefi ktav yad Shomroni atik min hameah ha 11 [RARE]. Sadaqa, Avraham and Ratson Sadaqa. Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.) Price: US$ 200.00 Book Description: R. Mass, Tel Aviv, 1964. 8vo. 72 pp. Gray cloth covered boards with blue cloth spine. Text is double column with both the Jewish and Samaritan versions in Hebrew. Alternative English title taken from another edition: "Jewish and Samaritan Version of the Pentateuch with particular stress on the differences between both texts. Genesis." Book is extremely rare, as OCLC lists only 4 libraries worldwide that own this item. The Samaritan text is taken from a 12th century manuscript as indicated on the title page. Text in Hebrew. Minor age wear to boards. Small stain on botom right hand corner of title page, otherwise book is in very good condition. During the middle of the twentieth-century, there was an attempt within the Samaritan community to establish a received or authorized text. This task was primarily undertaken by Avraham and Ratzon Sadaqa (or by his Samaritan name, Ratzon ben Binyamin ben Shalach Sadaqa HaTzafri) of Holon, a community outside of Tel-Aviv where in 1954 , the president of Israel, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, helped to establish a Samaritan quarter. As of November 1, 2007, there were 712 Samaritans, around half of whom lived in Holon. (Source: Public Domain). Bookseller Inventory # 20389

    Brevis Linguae Samaritanae. Petermann, Jul. Henr. Bookseller: John Trotter Books (London, ., United Kingdom) Book Description: Berolini, Apud G. Eichler., 1873. Hb. Loose, Spine worn with some loss. Text Is In Samaritan Aramaic. G. Bookseller Inventory # 39561 Price: US$ 31.26

    Commentarii in historiam gentis Samaritanae. JUYNBOLL, TH.W. Bookseller: Maimonides Antiquarian Booksellers (Amsterdam, n/a, Netherlands)
    Book Description: Leiden, 1846. Paper wrps. XII, 168 pp. and errata leaf. 4to. Uncut copy in paper wrps. An introduction to the Chronicon Samaritanum or Liber Josuae, a Scaliger manuscript containing a history of the Samaritans in Arabic, the text of which was published by Juynboll two years later. In the preface the author states to have quoted in extenso from earlier studies in this field by Cellarius, Münter etc., since they are so difficult to find. Bookseller Inventory # 54975 Price: US$ 38.26

    DES SAMARITANERS MARQAH: AN DIE 22 BUCHSTABEN, DEN GRUNDSTOCK DER HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE ANKNÜPFENDE ABHANDLUNG. Jt) Samaritan) Marqah; Hermann Baneth. Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC (Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.) Book Description: Halle: No Publisher. 1888., 1888. (FT) 8vo. 56 pages. In German. SUBJECT(S) : Samaritans – doctrines; Samaritan religious poetry, Hebrew. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of CA-Berkeley, Center for Research Libraries, UPenn, New York Public Library) . Ex library, good condition. (GER-28-7). Binding is Cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 20254 Price: US$ 145.00

    AN ACCOUNT OF THE SAMARITANS; in a Letter to J---- M------, Esq.
    Bookseller: Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.) Book Description: Printed for R. Wilkin., London, 1714. 108pp. Woodcut printerís device on title. Disbound. Uncommon; only 4 U.S. copies recorded by ESTC. Uncommon; only 4 U.S. copies recorded by ESTC. Bookseller Inventory # 4840 Price: US$ 175.00

    De Pentateucho Samaritano ejusque cum versionibus antiquis nexu. Dissertatio inauguralis quam amplissimi philosophorum ordinis auctoritate in alma litterarum universitate Viadrina die VII. mensis Aprilis MDCCCLXV. Kohn, Samuel. Bookseller: SessaBks (ABAA) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.) Book Description: G. Kreysing, Lipsiae, 1865. Sole edition of this dissertation on the Samaritan Pentateuch. Kohn (1841ñ1920) was a Hungarian rabbi and scholar who served as president of the Hungarian Literary Society and as a member of the Jewish Congress of Hungary; this important and still-cited thesis was written while he was a student at the University of Breslau. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). [6], 68, [4] pp. Recent marbled paperñcovered boards, front cover with gilt-stamped red leather title-label (a little darkened). Three leaves with offsetting from now-absent laid-in item. Some upper corners bumped; one leaf with repairs to inner margin, touching but not obscuring text. Endpapers and some edges with a little soiling; generally, quite clean. Bookseller Inventory # 25365 Price: US$ 425.00

    Principles of Samaritan Halachah, Vol. 38 (ISBN: 9004074791)
    I.R.M. Boid Bookseller: Bookseller: Majestic Books (London, ,, United Kingdom)Book Description: Brill Academic Publishers. Book Condition: New. pp. 362. Bookseller Inventory # 1004792 Price: US$ 308.46

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