The Samaritans

the earliest Jewish sect

their history, theology, and literature

by

James A Montgomery

Philadelphia,

The J.C. Winston Co.1907



 




CONTENTS
 

Introduction, Updated Select Bibliography and Links by David Steinberg

 

PREFACE

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ABBREVIATIONS

I.

THE RE-DISCOVERY OF THE SAMARITANS

1

II.

THE LAND OF SAMARIA AND THE CITY OF SHECHEM

13

III.

THE MODERN SAMARITANS

24

IV.

THE ORIGIN OF THE SAMARITAN SECT

46

V.

THE SAMARITANS UNDER THE HELLENIC EMPIRE

 75

VI.

THE SAMARITANS UNDER THE ROMAN EMPIRE

 82

VII.

THE SAMARITANS UNDER ISLAM

125

VIII.

THE GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE SAMARITANS

143

IX.

THE SAMARITANS IN THE APOCRYPHAL LITERATURE, THE NEW TESTAMENT AND JOSEPHUS

154

X.

THE SAMARITANS IN THE TALMUDS AND OTHER RABBINIC LITERATURE

165

XI.

THE TALMUDIC BOOKLET, MASSEKET KUTIM

196

XII.

THE THEOLOGY OF THE SAMARITANS

1. Introductory

2. The Samaritan Creed

3. The Belief in God; Angels, Creation, etc.

4- Moses;

 

the Patriarchs, Priests, Prophets.

5. The Law

6. Gerizim.

7. Eschatology

204

XIII.

THE SAMARITAN SECTS; GNOSTICISM

1. The Samaritan Sects

2. Simon Magus; Gnosticism, Kabbalism

 252

XIV.

THE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE OF THE SAMARITANS

1. The Hebrew Language

2. The Aramaic Language

3. The Arabic Language

4. The Samaritan Script

5. The Samaritan Hellenistic Literature.

6. The Samaritan Hebrew Pentateuch.

7. The Targum

8. The Arabic Translations of the Pentateuch

9. Commentaries and other Religious Treatises

10. The Liturgy

11. The Chronicles

12. Scientific Works.

13. Rsum of the Literary Activity of the Samaritans

 270

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

317

 

A. The Name" Samaria"

317

 

B. The Names of the Samaritans

318

 

C. The Fire-Purifications of the Samaritans.

319

 

D. The Alleged Dove-Cult of the Samaritans

320

 

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

322

INDEX OF BIBLICAL REFERENCES

347

INDEX OF TALMUDIC CITATIONS

350

INDEX OF LITERARY REFERENCES TO THE SAMARITANS

351

GENERAL INDEX

352