Samaritan Pentateuch


Samaritan Pentateuch
The sacred scripture of the Samaritans (who still exist near the modern city of Nablus) consisted of a version of the Hebrew Pentateuch. Other OT books were not accepted as scripture by them.

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  • Samaritan Pentateuch — noun A recension of the Hebrew Pentateuch accepted by the Samaritans as alone canonical • • • Main Entry: ↑Samaritan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samaritan Pentateuch — The Samaritan Pentateuch is the text of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible, also called the Torah or Law) that is used by the Samaritans. It is written in the Samaritan alphabet, which is believed by scholars to be an older form of …   Wikipedia

  • Samaritan Pentateuch —    On the return from the Exile, the Jews refused the Samaritans participation with them in the worship at Jerusalem, and the latter separated from all fellowship with them, and built a temple for themselves on Mount Gerizim. This temple was… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • SAMARITAN PENTATEUCH —    a version of the Pentateuch in use among the Samaritans, and alone accepted by them as canonical. It is of value from its independence of other versions …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Samaritan Language and Literature — • History of the changes in the language as affected by the changing religious and ethnic culture of the land Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Samaritan Language and Literature     Samaritan Language and …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • PENTATEUCH, SAMARITAN — PENTATEUCH, SAMARITAN, Hebrew text of the Pentateuch used by the samaritans . The first copy of the Samaritan Pentateuch to reach the hands of Western Bible scholars was that obtained in Damascus by Pietro della Valle in 1616. Subsequent… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pentateuch — • The name of the first five books of the Old Testament. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pentateuch     Pentatuch     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Samaritan — Not to be confused with Sarmatians. Samaritans redirects here. For the charity, see Samaritans (charity). For other uses, see Samaritan (disambiguation). Samaritans שומרונים Samaritans on the …   Wikipedia

  • Samaritan — n. & adj. n. 1 (in full good Samaritan) a charitable or helpful person (with ref. to Luke 10:33 etc.). 2 a member of an organization which counsels people in distress by telephone or face to face. 3 a native of Samaria in West Jordan . 4 the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PENTATEUCH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction definition outline contents and structure the primeval history the patriarchs the exodus Sinai/Horeb Covenant and Laws the journey Moses Farewell the authors doublets and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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