The Samaritan Update
All the Days of Our Lives”
September/ October 2013 Vol. XIII - No 1
The Seventh Month 3652 - Friday Evening, October 4, 2013
The Festival of the Seventh Month, 3652 - Saturday, October 5,
The Day of Atonement - Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
The Festival of Succoth. 3rd Pilgrimage. - Saturday, Oct. 19
The Eighth Day - Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
The Eighth Month 3652 - Sunday Evening, November
The Ninth Month 3652 - Monday Evening, December 2. 2013
Also see some wonderful photos by Ori Orhof
Samaritan Holidays & Feasts in Israel Sub-Categories
The book The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version by Benyamim Tsedaka (Editor / Translator), Sharon Sullivan (Co-Editor), James H. Charlesworth (Introduction), Emanuel Tov (Foreword) from Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company has recently nominated for the National Jewish Book Award for 2013.
The book received support and encouragement in the nine well known scholars in the study of the Samaritan studies, three wrote the introduction, and the rest posted words of encouragement and support on the cover. Many of these reactions bought encouragement. The book was published simultaneously in April 2013 in the U.S. and the UK for distribution in the British Isles and Europe. Sale is also presented at international conferences for the Study of the Old Testament literature price to $ 100. It can also be purchased online at amazon.com and - Eerdmans.com. It is available also in Israel from book sellers "Robinson" in Tel - Aviv and Ludwig Meyer, " Books of Jerusalem " and "Rauven No." in Jerusalem.
Winners would be invited to attend the awards ceremony on March 20, 2014, in New York. Bone candidacy for the prestigious award of the book is already a special citation.
The caption reads "Jew with a Torah." Actually, the man is a Samaritan priest and the scroll is the Samaritan bible. (Torrance Collection, Medical Archives, University of Dundee)
‘We present this picture to introduce a large collection of
photographs from the Scottish University of Dundee's medical archives
and database, entitled "Unlocking the Medicine Chest." Amidst
the historical medical records from many Scottish hospitals, clinics,
infirmaries and universities is an entry Herbert Watt Torrance, Medical Missionary (1892-1977).’
‘Dr. Herbert Torrance succeeded his father Dr. David Watt Torrance, a Scottish doctor and missionary, who established the Scots Missionary Hospital in Tiberias in the 1880s. The two doctors were dedicated to treating the poor of the Galilee -- Christians, Muslim and Jews. They also documented and photographed the diseases and injuries they encountered such as leprosy, anthrax, typhoid, and deformities, to name a few.’ http://www.israeldailypicture.com/2013/02/funny-he-didnt-look-jewish-readers.html
By Lisa Green
A couple of years ago, as I was studying the book of Exodus, I began contemplating the meaning of the garments of the High Priest. It seems there is a foundation for the design of these garments. A basis for showing a relationship between the High Priest's garments and a Place. I believe a story is being told of where to find the High Priest.
Exodus 28:9-12 And you shall take the two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the Sons of Israel: six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the six that remain on the other stone, according to their birth. And the work of an engraver in stone, as engraving a signet, you shall engrave the two stones, according to the names of the Sons of Israel; you shall set them enclosed in settings of gold. And you shall put the two stones upon the shoulder-pieces of the ephod. They are stones of memorial for the Sons of Israel; and Aaron shall bear their names before Shehmaa on his two shoulders for a memorial.
These shoulder stones are described in Hebrew as shoham, in English as onyx. In the Torah, shoham is the same classification of stone used for the tribe of Joseph on the breastplate of the high priest. I believe the specific material of the shoulder stones directly relates to the territory of Joseph. There are two mountains in Israel which exist in the territory of Joseph. Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. Between them is Shechem, also called Nablus. As stated in Strong's Concordance, Hebrew definitions 7925, 7926 and 7927, Shechem is defined as “ridge”, “neck - between the shoulders”, “back”, “the place of burdens”, and “arise early”. This area is then being described as “between the shoulders”.
Upon entering the Land, six tribes stood on Mount Gerizim and six tribes stood on Mount Ebal. According to the order of the birthright, Joseph was the only firstborn of the womb to stand upon the mountain of blessing, Mount Gerizim. I believe this classification is different from the order of stones on the breastplate of the High Priest. I believe this classification shows the blessing rests upon the head of Joseph, as seen in Genesis 49:26 and Deuteronomy 33:16.
If the High Priest was facing east, the right shoulder would represent Mount Gerizim, the left shoulder would represent Mount Ebal. Upon these shoulder stones was to be inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. Six on each shoulder, according to birth.
Those standing upon Mount Gerizim and inscribed on the right shoulder stone: Simeon (Shimon) 2nd of Leah, Levi (Levy) 3rd of Leah, Judah (Yehudah) 4th of Leah, Issachar (Yissaskar) 5th of Leah, Joseph (Yosef) 1st of Rachel, and Benjamin (Benyamim) 2nd of Rachel. Deuteronomy 27:12 for reference. Those standing upon Mount Ebal and inscribed on the left shoulder stone: Reuben 1st of Leah, Gad 1st of Zilpah, Asher 2nd of Zilpah, Zebulun 6th of Leah, Dan 1st of Bilhah, and Naphtali 2nd of Bilhah. Deuteronomy 27:13 for reference.
In effect, the High Priest is wearing a representation of this portion of the Land upon himself.
Twelve stones, representing each of the tribes of Israel, were taken from the Jordan River and were covered in lime. These stones were inscribed with the Commandments of the Torah and the names of the tribes of Israel. This action represents the covenant between the Almighty and Israel. Through this covenant, it is possible for Israel to be judged accordingly. I believe these stones represent the twelve stones found on the breastplate of judgment worn by the High Priest. The High Priest bears this covenant representation “between his shoulders”. I've often wondered if the land on which the stones were initially placed is a flat land and if its measurement would be to scale using the measurement of a span.
Exodus 28:15-21 And you shall make a breastplate of judgment, the work of the skilful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, shall you make it. It shall be square, folded double: a span in the length, and a span in width. And you shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and emerald the first row; and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; and the third row a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl, onyx, and a jasper; they are spiraled set in gold settings. And the stones shall be according to the names of the Sons of Israel, twelve, according to their names; They shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name, for the twelve tribes.
In the fourth row, the shoham/onyx stone is the eleventh stone, representing Joseph, the eleventh son of Jacob/Israel. Notice the utilization of the same onyx material is unique to the shoulder stones and Joseph's stone. All the other stones are different. I believe this is an illustration of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal being found in the territory of Joseph. It is a representation of a physical place.
The High Priest was to wear a plate across his forehead engraved with words which translate to “Holiness to Shehmaa”.
Exodus 39:30 And they made the plate of the holy crown of pure gold, and wrote upon it a writing, like the engravings of a signet: Holiness to Shehmaa.
I believe this crown labels, seals, or signifies the correlating place in the Land as Holy to the Lord. I believe the reason the stones and crown were to be engraved “like the engravings of a seal” is because it is a permanent illustration of a permanent place. The illustration of this place is presented to us by the garments of the High Priest. Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, as well as Shechem, still exist in their place in the Land. They have not been relocated. It is the resting place of the Shekinah and the resting place of the Tabernacle, the place spoken of by Moses (Moshe/Musa) and by the Almighty Himself, the place Joshua (Yush'a, the son of Nun) led the people, the place Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob retained as an inheritance. The place of Jacob’s dream of the gateway to heaven, the place where prayers are heard. This is the gathering place for the tribes of Israel, for pilgrimage to appear before the Lord, and the place in which is found the High Priest.
Of all the spoils that come from success in war, perhaps the least appreciated is the ability to write the history. To the victor goes the narrative. When the narrative is not straightforward history but is bound to politico-religious ideology and integral to nation building, the stakes are even higher. I was reminded of this while reading an explosive article in Spiegel on ancient Samaritan and Jewish history. (Photo right: Cris Campbell)
In Israel’s Other Temple: Research Reveals Ancient Struggle Over Holy Land Supremacy, we learn that the Samaritans and Jews have a common and competitive history. The Samaritans at one time were the dominant Israelite tribe with a spectacular temple that was the political and religious center of the region. Jerusalem at the time was sparsely populated and a relatively inconsequential sideshow.
Geography being a form of destiny, the Samaritans had the misfortune of being in the north where they bore the harsh brunt of Assyrian invasions. Samaria was devastated and many of its people fled 30 miles south to Jerusalem, which grew in size and importance. Leaders in Jerusalem sensed and seized opportunity, finishing the job started by the Assyrians: they destroyed Samaria and the original temple. Continue reading: http://genealogyreligion.net/conflicting-torahs-to-the-victors-go-the-myths ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Publication date: Oct 1, 2013 12:48:24 PM, Start: Oct 14, 2013 6:00:00 PM, Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre, G6,
Titled ‘The Samaritan Temple and the Sons of Joseph’, Prof Williamson's lecture will look at excavations on Mount Gerizim in Shechem (Nablus), inscriptions from the site, and evidence for the so-called Samaritan Temple there. Was it built as early as the Persian period, as some have claimed?
It will also explore the role played by Joseph in Samaritan tradition, mention of the Sons of Joseph in the biblical book of Chronicles, and whether the author of Chronicles was seeking to build bridges with this alternative community — perhaps an unexpectedly early form of ecumenism.
Abraham ben Gamliel Tsedaka [1935-2013] - Died in Holon, Israel on his way to prayers of Yom Kippur in the Great Samaritan Synagogue in Holon, on Sunday, October 13, at 5 pm. This good man, one of the elders of the Israelite Samaritan community of Holon, died from heart attack. Every effort to save him and resuscitation attempts were to no avail. He was 78 years old when he died.
The Enterprising Abraham ben Gamaliel b. Abraham Tsedaka, God fearing, loving God and mitzvot. Industrious man all his life. His family lived in Tel - Aviv and the other half of her life in Holon. First the family lived in Ramat - Israel poorest Tel - Aviv neighborhood and from there as most of the poor community in the first decade of statehood, the family moved to the center of the Samaritan community in Holon, founded by his uncle, brother - his father, Yefet, son of Abraham Tsedaka. Abundance occurred in Israel last thirty years has not passed over the Israelite Samaritan Community.
After his military service as a full office chief military adjutant officer, Abraham had started to make his living with Milchan Brothers Chemicals, Tel - Aviv where he worked all his life until retirement age, devotion and unconditional loyalty to the company, the ownership of the last Arnon Milchan billionaire that related to Abraham was a close friend .
In one of the annual audits with the community in Mount Gerizim, during the disconnection until 1967, he met the dear eldest daughter of Jacob Ben ’Azi Cohen. Later they married and dear to her husband moved from Nablus to Holon. They gave birth to a daughter and three sons, Geula, Jacob, Raphael and Gabriel, everyone cheered the hearts of parents and families constituted in finding employment that respects them, and made him happy with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Abraham, or as we used to call him kindly Avrum, did not rest all his life. Always done, to help others looking for every reason and opportunity to serve his community.
In 1991, he had his first heart attack, from which he quickly recovered. He retired 13 years ago and since then has helped craft his beloved wife at home and helped his children build their homes in Holon and on Mount Gerizim.
To the life tradition of the community Abraham contributed cluster handwriting happy songs of the birth of Moses, being composed by the wise revered grandfather and great poet Abraham Ben Marchiv Tsedaka.
We are strengthen his wife, sons, the remaining brother and sister Baruch and Aviva and bring comfort to all his relatives. May his spirit will rest in peace.
Samaritans celebrate Sukkot in Palestine
La tribu samaritana mencionada en la biblia aún existe
Benyamin Tsedaka, le bon Samaritain http://www.slate.fr/story/77972/samaritain
In the footsteps of ancient Israelite kings
38 CE was a Samaritan Jubilee
The Traditional Dates of the Samaritan Jubilee Years according to the Original Text of Abul-Fatah
By Dr. Ruairidh Bóid, Melbourne, Victoria
…the Samaritans never accepted such a shift, and geographically they were right, since the claim of Jerusalem to be the navel of the earth was not correct. The eastern gate of the Second Temple, where the standards of length were located, was called Gate of Susa, but Susa was located at the latitude of Mt. Gerizim which is 32° 11’ N. The sanctuary of Mt. Gerizim was located at a latitude that is 2½ sevenths from the Equator. Egyptian benchmarks had the shape of the “navel” found at the Temple of Delphoi in Greece. These “navels” had the shape of a hemisphere with the meridians and parallels marked upon them; at times they are half a sphere and at times they are elongated at the Pole.
Samaritan Torah: Conclusions
The previous post completes my blogging of what I found the more interesting differences between the Masoretic text of the Torah and the Samaritan version. So, in summary, can we now answer the question of which version, viewed dispassionately, and not from the usual Jewish bias, is the more original and authoritative? http://lethargic-man.dreamwidth.org/451483.html
From the Editor
The article, 38 CE was a Samaritan Jubilee, The Traditional Dates of the Samaritan Jubilee Years according to the Original Text of Abul-Fatah by Dr. Ruairidh Bóid, Melbourne is very interesting
He has given some dates calculating the Samaritan years from creation, entry into the land of Canaan and Muslim years to the Common Era or Greek years (as we use 2013 this year). But I wonder if Dr. Ruairidh Boid, with all due respect, if he calculated according to the Gregorian calendar, a day is added every 200 years, thus a certain day or day is off.
The Jews and the Samaritans By Ian Onvlee, http://www.academia.edu/4397734/Samaritans_and_Jews_Fact_and_Fiction_Volume_I
you'll be quite amazed when I finally disclose these as well.” Were these seven walls of iron formed by the 36 kings actually 7 lines of iron works, swords, shield or even chariots? This event is recorded in the Jewish Joshua in chapter 9.
There is also something I noticed the Samaritan Book of Joshua gives dated from the entry into the land where as I do not recall these dates in the MT Joshua. Why is that or have I missed them?
http://www.ra.am/?num=2008050914 There were a couple of words that I could not translate and also I did not edit the translation from the Google translator online software. The article is from May 9, 2008 from the Republic of Armenia. I still found it interesting!
SCIENTIST WHO IS NEAR by Ararat Petrosyan
If a scientist is not engaged in exploration and not working on the development of new weapons, it would seem, from which it benefits the state. The area of the humanities today looks abandoned, not only in Armenia. In fact, historians and linguists are working on the image of the country more than any proplachennaya advertising campaign in the foreign media. Very presence of eminent scientists in Armenia speaks in favor of the country as the cradle of ancient culture and multi-dimensional, able to accommodate many more.
- Well, who cares in Armenia to Samaritan Pentateuch - resonates world-famous scientist, a leading specialist branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Arab National Academy of Sciences Doctor of Historical Sciences Haroutiun Zhamkochyan. - We work for what we get paid. Say, now, do Arab sources on the history of Armenia. This is an interesting and important topic, but enough unexplored area of science. And work on the Samaritan Pentateuch remains unique today, especially in the former Soviet Union.
Since 1979, Haroutiun Sizefrovich devoted himself to the study of Arabic manuscripts Samaritan Pentateuch. During this time, the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg, he was able to learn from 1350 manuscripts. Today he is the only recognized in the CIS expert in the field at the Samaritan Pentateuch.
About Samaritans first man in the street can learn from the Gospel parable of the Good Samaritan, Christian tradition deposited in the mouth of Jesus of Nazareth. As well as communicating the Gospel story of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well near Shechem. If in a popular form, the information on the Samaritans can be extended by the news that the sect of the Samaritans was formed after vavilinskogo captivity of the Jews. Assyrian kings were resettled residents captured Israeli kingdom in Mesopotamia, and in their place were settled in Samaria by other nations. As a result of a conscious policy of the Assyrian imperial resettlement and mixing of peoples, presumably, formed nation of the Samaritans. Aware of the traditional hostility between Jews and Samaritans. The basis of religious beliefs Samaritan belief that Mount Gerizim near Shechem - "Liked the place", that is the central place of the sanctuary, and not Jerusalem. An important part of the Samaritan religion - to the Samaritan Pentateuch, written paleoevreyskim font. Most researchers agree that the Samaritan Pentateuch existed already in the 3rd B.C.E. The traditional pronunciation, to be stored in reading the Pentateuch Samaritans, reveals the proximity to the language of the Dead Sea Scrolls. For a correct interpretation of the Samaritan vocabulary are important texts of the Arabic version of Samaritan Pentateuch, preserved to this day.
More than 20 years Haroutiun Sizefrovich busy JV and eventually prepared material for the publication of the dictionary Samaritan written sources. All of his colleagues have already outside the former Soviet Union, and he lives in Armenia. A descendant of Armenian immigrants from Egypt was against all odds to live at home and was not tempted by the example of the many enticing invitations foreign research centers. This modest and unassuming-looking man is one of the founders of the International Society of Samaritan studies, whose office is in Paris. He is well known abroad, invited to international conferences, and the home of his scientific interest actually remains unused in any way.
Haroutiun Zhamkochyan speaks several European languages to perfection - Arabic, Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, but today he has no pupils, no successors in Armenia.
- How do students take? - Overreacting Haroutiun Zhamkochyan. - It needs to place in graduate school, a special program to support young cadres training abroad. Do you know how much is a professor?
Today, the problem Zhamkochyan dial with typewritten sheet and publish a unique study of Arabic manuscripts Samaritan Pentateuch, and compiled them dictionary Samaritan Pentateuch with the data in Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. He is forced to search for publishers abroad and pay for the technical work on a set of personal pocket.
- Do not even count on the fee, it's important to me to have done a work is not in vain - recognized Haroutiun Zhamkochyan.
One of his friends
posted the information on the Internet, on Live Journal, and on the same day
was the response from Russia, from a resident of St. Petersburg Basil
Lourie. It is planned that will be released in early Hayrutyun
S. Jamgotchian, An Autograph Samaritan Hebrew-Arabic Vocabulary by
Samaritan High Priest Finas b. Yusef
Then, it is expected - a separate publication, the actual study of the French Harutiun Zhamkochyan HS Jamgotchian, Le Pentateuque samaritain d'apres les manuscritsde la Bibliotheque Nationale de Russie (St. Petersbourg) (Samaritan Pentateuch from the manuscripts of the Russian National Library) in concordance with the original application.
Zhamkochyan scientist will be happy that his many years of work will not be lost in vain. All editions have come out in the series Orientalia Judaica Christiana. Christian Orientand Its Jewish Heritage, publisher Gorgias Press (USA), chief editor of the series Basil Lourie. Series is a supplement to the journal Scrinium. Revue de patrologie, d'hagiographie critique et d'histoire ecclesiastique, exiting in St. Petersburg, edited by Lurie.
- Work Harutiun Sizefrovicha planned in the first edition of us is that he has prepared for publication in several manuscripts complex lexicographic treatise. For this we need to be a specialist in the problems of the treatise (Jewish-Arab Samaritan lexicography) and paleography (i.e. actually in the manuscripts). It's all wildly difficult - admitted Basil Lourie.
In Armenia, there are some orientalists from around the world, eminent Arabists Semitologists with potential, but as a science Semitic in Armenia is not represented. Although his major contribution to the study of the history and culture of the peoples who speak Semitic languages, Armenian science certainly could make. If you keep in mind the historical relations of Armenians with Arameans (asorik), Jews and Arabs.
It is important here is not so much the position of Semitic studies as a science in Armenia, as the safety of the Armenian scientific tradition, continuity of personnel. Haroutiun Zhamkochyan and similar luminaries of science in Armenia will not leave. But who is going to replace them? This question is relevant not only for the scientific community. This is a challenging time, a call to be answered by modern media Armenian mentality. Looking for new discoveries, new fruits of the spirit, without which the body and soul of the people are aging. And this is a question of safety, security of the country and the people.
2014 INTERNATIONAL MEETING
Meeting Begins: 7/6/2014 Meeting Ends: 7/10/2014
Call For Papers Opens: 10/28/2013 Call For Papers Closes: 2/5/2014
BIBLICAL CHARACTERS IN THE THREE TRADITIONS (JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM)
John Tracy Greene
Description: This seminar approaches biblical literature through its most famous and pivotal characters, for it is around them that the subsequent biblical story is organized and arranged. Moreover, these characters have come to enjoy a life and fame that extends well beyond the basic Old Testament, Miqra, and New Testament, and even into the Qur’an and Islamic oral and written texts. As was demonstrated at the recent Tartu seminar, Samaritan texts and traditions (unfamiliar to many) have a contribution to make to the seminar as well. Our work seeks, among other goals, to facilitate a meaningful and informed dialogue between Jews, Christians, Muslims and Samaritans by providing both an open forum at annual conferences, and by providing through our publications a written reference library to consult. A further goal is to encourage and provide a forum in which new scholarly talent in biblical and related studies may be presented.
Call for papers: This seminar approaches biblical literature through its most famous and pivotal characters, for it is around them that the subsequent biblical story is organized and arranged. Moreover, these characters have come to enjoy a life and fame that extends well beyond the basic Old Testament, Miqra, and New Testament, and even into the Qur’an and Islamic oral and written texts. As was demonstrated at the recent Tartu seminar, Samaritan texts and traditions (unfamiliar to many) have a contribution to make to the seminar as well. Our work seeks, among other goals, to facilitate a meaningful and informed dialogue between Jews, Christians, Muslims and Samaritans by providing both an open forum at annual conferences, and by providing through our publications a written reference library to consult. A further goal is to encourage and provide a forum in which new scholarly talent in biblical and related studies may be presented.
What do the Samaritans and the Jews have in common? Prof. Steven Fine
Aharon ben AbChisda ben Yaacob by Jessica Render
Before the God in this Place for Good Remembrance,
A Comparative Analysis of the Aramaic Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim
by Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer
Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 441
This monograph is an investigation of Yahwistic votive practice during the Hellenistic period. The dedicatory inscriptions from the Yahweh temple on Mount Gerizim are analyzed in light of votive practice in Biblical literature and in general on the basis of a thorough terminological and theoretical discussion.
A special focus is laid on remembrance formulae, which request the deity to remember the worshipper in return for a gift. These formulae cannot only be found at Gerizim, but also in other Semitic dedicatory inscriptions. Therefore these texts are interpreted in their broader cultural context, placed within a broad religious practice of dedicating gifts to the gods and leaving inscriptions in sanctuaries. Finally, the aspect of divine remembrance in the Hebrew Bible is explored and related to the materiality of the votive inscription.
The research concludes that there is a perception of the divine behind this practice on Mount Gerizim that ties together the aspects of gift, remembrance and material presence. This ‘theology’ is echoed both in similar Semitic dedicatory inscriptions and in the Hebrew Bible.
By Steven Fine - Brill Academic Pub (December 30, 2013)
... Revue Biblique 68
, pls. VI–VII) .... 215 62 el-Hirbe Samaritan synagogue mosaic
pavement (photograph by Steven Fine) .... 218 63a–b Torah shrine ...
Art, History, and the Historiography of Judaism in Roman Antiquity explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts, and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam. The essays assembled here range from the "thick description" of Josephus's portrayal of Bezalel son of Uri as a Roman architect through the inscriptions of the Dura Europos synagogue, Jewish reflections on Caligula in color, the polychromy of the Jerusalem temple, new-old approaches to the zodiac, and to the Christian destruction of ancient synagogues. Taken together, these essays suggest a humane approach to the history of the Jews in an age of deep and long-lasting transitions--both in antiquity, and in our own time. Book shown at Amazon.com
The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Other Contemporary Sources.
Edited by Steven E. Fassberg, Moshe Bar-Asher and Ruth A. Clements, 2013
The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the book of Ben Sira can be properly understood only in the light of all contemporary Second Temple period sources. With this in mind, 20 experts from Israel, Europe, and the United States convened in Jerusalem in December 2008. These proceedings of the Twelfth Orion Symposium and Fifth International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Ben Sira examine the Hebrew of the Second Temple period as reflected primarily in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the book of Ben Sira, Late Biblical Hebrew, and Mishnaic Hebrew. Additional contemporaneous sources—inscriptions, Greek and Latin transcriptions, and the Samaritan oral and reading traditions of the Pentateuch—are also noted. http://www.brill.com/hebrew-second-temple-period
Vestiges of Qaraite Translations in the Arabic Translation(s) of the Samaritan Pentateuch
Samaritan Genizot & Samaritan Manuscripts By Gregor Schwarb
Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Dedicatory Inscriptions as Communication with the Divine by http://www.academia.edu/3454300/Out_of_Sight_Out_of_Mind_Dedicatory_Inscriptions_as_Communication_with_the_Divine
“For Good Remembrance before God in this Place” – an Analysis of the Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim by
Dana Sajdi - 2013 - History
travelogue as al-Mukhtar min kitab al-hadra al-unsiyya fi al-rihla al-qudsiyya wa yali-hi kurras 'an ... It is worth noting that the sole existing manuscript of the chronicle was found in the family papers of the ... Abu al—Fath, The Kitab al-tarikh of Abu 'l—Fath, ed. Paul Stenhouse (Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 1985). Stanford University Press (October 9, 2013) [Includes al-Danafi family pp. 86-93] http://www.amazon.com/Barber-Damascus-Nouveau-Literacy-Eighteenth-Century/dp/0804785325/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378414261&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Barber+of+Damascus%3A
Stephen J. Shoemaker - 2011 - Biography & Autobiography
Abu l-Fath. Samaritan Chronicle. Ed. Eduardus Vilmar. Abulfiithi Annales Samaritani. Gothae: F. A. Perthes, 1865. Trans. Paul Stenhouse. The Kitab al-Tari/eh ...
University of Pennsylvania Press (November 16, 2011)
"Septuagint and Samareitikon" by http://www.academia.edu/4142538/_Septuagint_and_Samareitikon_
I The Jews and the Samaritans
By Ian Onvlee, 24-8-2013, the Netherlands
RG Kratz - 2013 - .. 203 3. Garizim . . . . . ... Der spektakuläre Fund der Handschriften vom Toten Meer. (Qumran),
die nicht weniger bedeutenden Grabungen auf dem Berg Garizim, dem Heiligtum
der Samaritaner, und Inschriftenfunde in ganz Palästina haben neues Material zu Tage gefördert ...
Umayyad Vocabulary on Administrative Objects from Palestine by Nitzan Amitai 2012, Publisher EUT Edizioni Universita di Trieste
Abtract: Both history sources as well as archaeological objects tell us about the past of a place. The writing of the Islamic history started already during the third quarter of the seventh century by Syrian writers who wrote about the Islamic conquests. But those books have been lost, and they are only mentioned in treaties written in the 9th and 10th centuries (ELAD 2003). Historical sources writing about Umayyad Palestine are non-existing except for one Samaritan source that was written in Arabic in 1355 C.E. This source only seldom writes about other communities other then the Samaritans. http://www.openstarts.units.it/dspace/handle/10077/8714
Ṭal Ilan Vilmar: The earliest printed edition of Abu'l Fath's chronicle was produced in 1865, ...22.214.171.124.2 Stenhouse: In 1983 Paul Stenhouse produced a microfiche ...
Redating the Schism between the Judaens and the Samaritans
Many Samaritan Book of Joshua references with chapter 4, Samaritan Joshua(s) pp. 277- 341
12 Se Moshe Florentin, The Tulida: A Samaritan Chronicle: Text, Translation, .... Paul Stenhouse, «The Kit¯b al-Tar¯kh of Abu 'l-Fath» (Ph.D. dissertation; ...
Aleksander og samaritanernehos Josefus og i samaritanskekilder
Special Issue: Institute of Classical Studies, Bulletin Supplement No. S91: Wolf Liebeschuetz Reflected: Essays Presented by Colleagues, Friends and Pupils
Volume 50, Issue S91, pages 57–65, March 2007 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-5370.2007.tb02376.x/abstract?deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=&userIsAuthenticated=false
The Jerusalem Temple and Early Christian Identity By Timothy Wardle
Publication Date: November 22, 2010 | ISBN-10: 3161505689 | ISBN-13: 978-3161505683
In this volume, Timothy Wardle examines the central importance of the Jerusalem Temple during the Second Temple period and the motivating factors which led to the construction of several rival Jewish temples to that in Jerusalem: namely, the Samaritan Temple on Mount Gerizim, the Oniad Temple in Leontopolis, and the "temple of men" at Qumran. Building upon these findings, Wardle then explores the early Christian decision to describe their own community in terms befitting a temple.
He argues that the formation of a nascent Christian temple identity stretches back to the earliest layers of the Jewish-Christian community in Jerusalem, and that, in line with the Samaritan, Oniad, and Qumran communities, this distinctive temple ideology was predicated upon an acrimonious relationship with the priestly leadership charged with oversight of the Jerusalem Temple.
“Excavations at Bir el-Hammam, Mount Gerizim” by Hamdan Taha, Palestinian Department of Antiquities, Ramallah, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. http://www.aiar.org/fellows.html
“Samaritan Literature at Qumran: An Assessment” 2004-2005 Robert R. Duke (University of California, Los Angeles), http://www.aiar.org/pastfellows2004-2005.html
Le Seigneur choisira-t-il le lieu de son nom ou l’a-t-il choisi? L’apport de la Bible Grecque ancienne á l’histoire du texte Samaritain et Massorétique By Adrian Schenker
By Gary N. Knoppers
A Critical editio maior of the Samaritan Pentateuch: State of Research, Principles, and Problems by Stephan Schorch 2013 http://www.academia.edu/4050972/A_Critical_editio_maior_of_the_Samaritan_Pentateuch_State_of_Research_Principles_and_Problems_2013_
Scripture in Transition Essays on Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and Dead Sea Scrolls in
Honour of Raija Sollamo 2008 Edited by Anssi Voitila and Jutta Jokiranta
Literary Development of the Book of Joshua as reflected in the MT, the LXX, and 4QJOSHA by Emanuel Tov http://www.emanueltov.info/docs/varia/241.varia.joshua.pdf
An Index of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Volumes 1-55
by W. Randall Garr http://www.press.uchicago.edu/dms/ucp/journals/generaldocs/JNESindex155.pdf
Anthropology. - Cantributians ta the Anthrapalagy af the Near~East.
N0. IV. The Semitic Races. By C. U. Ariens Kappers.
(Communicated at the meeting of January 31, 1931).
The Holy Land and Its Inhabitants in the Pilgrimage Narrative of the Persian Monk Bar Sauma
by Reuven Perwasser & Serge Ruzer
In Hebrew from Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, Israel
This study addresses narrative strategies in the story of the fifth-century miaphysite Persian monk Bar Sauma's pilgrimages to the Holy Land, found in a hagiographic Syriac composition. Having highlighted salient features of the story, distinguishing it from a hagiographic pattern of pilgrimage as the 'seal of Christian initiation', the article focuses on narrative strategies discerned in Bar Sauma's encounters with various segments of the Holy Land population: Samaritans, Christians, pagans, members of the imperial administration, and Jews. In the composition's polemical framework, the Jews have a double function. http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=27610966
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