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Jews and Samaritans: The Origins and History of Their Early Relations

Gary N. Knoppers


Covering over a thousand years of history (from the Assyrian exile in the eighth century BCE to late Roman times), this book makes an important contribution to the fields of Jewish studies, biblical studies, ancient Near Eastern studies, Samaritan studies, and early Christian history by challenging the oppositional paradigm that has traditionally characterized the historical relations between Jews and Samaritans. The research is multidisciplinary, engaging exciting new discoveries in archaeology, such as the site surveys of ancient Samaria and the major excavations at the holy site of Mt. Geri ... More

Keywords: Samaritan origins, Jewish-Samaritan relations, lost tribes, archaeology, Israelite-Jewish identity, Dead Sea Scrolls, synagogues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195329544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary N. Knoppers, author
The Pennsylvania State University