Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (April 15, 2011)
Sept/ Oct 2010
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The Samaritans call themselves
Bene-Yisrael (“Children of Israel”), or Shamerim (“Observant Ones”)
Studies and Related Conferences:
SBL Annual Meeting
The SBL Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the world.
2011 International Meeting
Call For Papers
Book mark the
Keep Up with the Samaritan Basketball team on FANS of Samaritan basketball team
Community Youth Club Samaritan on Facebook.com
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.
Security Mount Gerizim
A group of young people keen on the security of Mount Gerizim
Both groups can be found on Facebook.com
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 publication date
April 15, 2011
The first-ever English translation of the Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company , prepared by Benyamin Tsedaka WILL be published by
New Guest Center
On Thursday, December 30th, 2010, will be the opening of the new Guest Center on Mount Gerizim that will include a permanent photographic exhibition that embodies the Good Samaritan Heritage Club and first-class center for first aid and religious schools in addition to a lecture hall for visitors and cultural films and among other things.
Thank you to Aabed Cohen for sharing this information.
Samaritan Sukkot 2010
סוכה שומרונית 2010
Sukkot was celebrated at the Booth Festival - Friday, October 22, 2010 to of Assembly - Friday, October 29, 2010
The Samaritans celebrate Sukkot
Samaritans Opera - video excerpt
Incontro con Yuval Avital
L’opera "Samaritani" presentata in prima mondiale al MiTo
Israel shows off its new finds
(eTN) - Israel's Ministry of Tourism unveiled four archeological finds in a release called “What We Dug Up This Month.”
1,500-YEAR-OLD SAMARITAN SYNAGOGUE EXPOSED NEAR BEIT SHE'AN
feature story on David and Solomon. They took photographs of the unique observances of the Samaritan community.has been preparing a
Check out the December 2010 Issue of National Geographic Magazine
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Samaritan Pentateuch (Hebrew, tagged)
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The Hebrew text of the first five books of Moses, as preserved by the Samaritan community. This Accordance edition is morphologically tagged by Martin Abegg and Casey Toews, and conforms to the Ben Hayyim concordance.
Anyone that has a Samaritan font for Mac, please contact the editor
“For Good Remembrance before God in this Place”: Tracing the Concept of ’Good Remembrance’ in Semitic Inscriptions from the Late Persian and Hellenistic Period and in the Hebrew Bible
Paper presented at the 2010 EABS annual meeting in Tartu, Estonia.
During the Mount Gerizim excavations which were carried out between 1983 and 2006 under the direction of Yitzhak Magen a Yahwistic sanctuary and a Hellenistic city were uncovered at the site of Mount Gerizim. Some four hundred inscriptions were found in and around the temple precinct, presumably belonging to the second building phase, i.e. the early second century BCE.
Mas1o Papyrus Paleo Fragment
Description and Background
Mas1o is the only scroll fragment in the Masada exhibit that is written on papyrus. It is distinctive also because it is written in the paleo-Hebrew script by two scribes. One scribe wrote on the "front" side of the fragment, the other on the "back" side. In his preliminary report of the excavation, Professor Yigael Yadin noted that the script of this fragment is similar to that of the coins found in the same location as the fragment.1
Of the fragment's few discernible words, the phrase joyful singing occurs in three consecutive lines. These lines are followed by a line containing the place-name Mount Gerizim. This fragment has been identified as a Samaritan document because of the unique way Mount Gerizim is written. Because Mount Gerizim is a sacred site for Samaritans (the site of their temple), they adopted the practice of writing these two separate words as one word. However, Hebrew texts of non-Samaritan origin keep the two words separate. Thus the fragment can confidently be identified as Samaritan in origin. Scholars have tentatively identified it as a liturgical document because of the references to joyful singing.
'Atiqot Publication of Israel Antiquities Authority Now Online
A Review of Samaritan Scribes and Manuscripts
A word from the Editor
I have many books on the Samaritans, on different subjects, but one of my now favorite books after The Samaritans edited by Alan Crown is another book, Samaritan Scribes and Manuscripts also by Alan Crown. I should have purchased it sooner. Anyone that has an interest in the Samaritan Israelites will also be interested in the scrolls of Torah and other written manuscripts. Crown's work illuminates the scribes, and so many diverse Samaritan manuscripts that the work can only be realized as incredible to say the least. As for me I get excited reading it.
Many of the Samaritan family names, I had never heard of. The literature, dates, explanations and even corrects of the studied manuscripts is eye opening. The research, individual manuscript studies must have taken an enormous about of time.
Alan Crown, the book is really remarkable, I really do thank you!
The book is Samaritan Scribes and Manuscripts was published in 2001 by J.C.B. Mohr. You can buy the book at Amazon.com
You tube link
Der Hebraische Pentateuch der Samaritaner (5 volumes)
De Pentateucho Samaritano ejusque cum versionibus antiquis nexu.
Dissertatio inauguralis quam amplissimi philosophorum ordinis
auctoritate in alma litterarum universitate Viadrina . die VII. mensis
The Samaritan Molad Mosheh: Samaritan and Arabic Texts with Introduction
and Notes. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy, Columbia
DES SAMARITANERS MARQAH: AN DIE 22 BUCHSTABEN, DEN GRUNDSTOCK DER
HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHE ANKNÜPFENDE ABHANDLUNG.
Hamursuz Bayraminin Tarihi (Passover History) Agada De Pesah written by Eliya Gayus Printed in Istanbul 1940s 48 pages
mentions Samaritans and Mount Gerizim
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