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Who were the Samaritans in the time of Jesus?

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The Samaritans occupied Samaria, the area formerly known as the Kingdom of Israel. They would have been of mixed Israelite and Arab descent, since the Assyrians had transferred large number of Arabs and others to Samaria after the overthrow of Israel. The Samaritans accepted the Torah (Pentateuch) but would have nothing to do with the later books of the Jewish Bible, nor with any of the new religious practices brought back from Babylon.

Ill feeling probably began when the returned exiles refused to let the people who had remained behind in Samaria help with building the second temple, saying "You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our Lord" (Ezra 4:3). Isaiah (chapter 28) condemned the 'scornful' people of Ephraim, a name sometimes used for the northern kingdom. Later, under the Maccabees, Judah invaded Samaria and Galilee. It is likely that the Maccabean invasion, less than 200 years before the time of Jesus, left some residual ill-feeling on the part of the Samaritans.

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