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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 38. Who Were and Are the Samaritans?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44899


Today one of the smallest religious minorities in the world, the Samaritans were once a thriving branch of Judaism centered on Mount Gerizim rather than Jerusalem. As such, the Samaritans are not a sectarian split-off but a genuine denomination of Israel.

Chapter Contributors

  • Benedikt Hensel ([email protected] - bhensel) 'Carl von Ossietzky Universit├Ąt Oldenburg'