The Samaritans are an ancient people based in northern Israel. There origins are Jewish but they split with the Jewish community in antiquity over doctrinal issues. They accept the Torah with variations including a distinct version of the Ten Commandments and their rituals are centred around Mount Gerizim. Today they number no more than a few hundred people with roughly half their community living in the Palestinian Authority near Mount Gerizim and half in the Israeli state.
The remnant of the northern kingdom of Israel remains today still in Israel, on Mount Gerizim and Holon.
Samaritan - Wikipedia
Encyclopedia article on the history and current state of this ancient people who share an origin with the Jews.
The Samaritan Passover
Written by William E. Barton and published in 1908.
The Samaritan Update
Recent news on the Samaritans.
Entry from the Encyclopedia of the Orient.
CNN.com - Amid conflict, Samaritans keep unique identity
Article from CNN about the Samaritans today. (October 08, 2002)
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