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Did the Jews truly have nothing to do with the Samaritans? (John 4:9)

Note: this question does not deal with WHY the Jews shunned Samaritans. Rather, it questions the extent to which such shunning actually took place in the Biblical and historical records. In the Gospel ...
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Is there any connection between the Samaritan woman's five husbands and the rich man's five brothers? [closed]

(for I have five brothers) to warn them so that they don't come into this place of torment.' Luke 16:28 NET for you have had five husbands, and the man you are living with now is not your husband. ...
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How can there be Babylonian ideas in the Samaritan Torah if the Samaritans were never exiled?

In the Torah, the first five books of the bible, there are various narratives that bear strong resemblance to various Babylonians myths. Notably the story of creation, Adam and Eve, and the flood all ...
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What is the meaning of Sirach 50:25-26

25 There be two manner of nations which my heart abhorreth, and the third is no nation: 26 They that sit upon the mountain of Samaria, and they that dwell among the Philistines, and that foolish ...
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What was the Samaritan concept of God?

The conversation between the Samaritan woman at the well and Jesus went like this: Woman: Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in ...
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Are the Samaritans of John 4:39-42 denigrating the woman from the well?

In the Gospel of John, we are told of the reaction by the Samaritans of the city to the woman from the well: John 4:39-42: "From that city many of the Samaritans believed in Him because of the ...
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How do we reconcile John 4:39-40 with Matthew 10:5-7?

In John 4, Jesus and His disciples linger (near the well?) until the Samaritans to come out to Him. When they invited Him to join them, He stayed with them 2 days: John 4:39-40 From that city many of ...
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How would a Samaritan woman know the Messiah might soon arrive (Jn. 4:25)?

How would a Samaritan woman know the Messiah might soon come? John 4:25: "The woman said to Him, 'I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare ...
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What External Evidence Do We Have For Samaritans Living In Babylon in the 6th or 5th Century BC? [closed]

The vision of Zechariah 5.5-11 was given to the prophet to encourage the Jews that the wicked Samaritans who had been opposing their efforts to rebuild the Temple would be removed from Jerusalem and ...
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Deuteronomy 12:5 LXX - Verb Form in Greek

I've been exploring this verb in Deuteronomy 12:5 about the location of the place that God chooses for worship and sacrifice. In the MT, this points to the future יבחר (will choose, imperfect tense), ...
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Did Samaritan return before going to the Jewish priests?

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,[f] who stood at a distance 13 and ...
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Why was it necessary for Jesus to go through Samaria in John 4:4

John 4:4 begins with the Greek word "edei" (meaning: It is necessary) implying that Jesus had to go through Samaria. What situation made it necessary for Jesus to travel through Samaria.
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Did God take the Samaritans out of Egypt (2 Kings 17:36)?

The origin of the Samaritans, as described in the book of Kings, is a group of people brought from Mesopotamia to Samaria by the Assyrians: The king of Assyria brought people from Babylon, Cuthah, ...
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