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THE SAMARITANS AND THEIR RELIGION

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Самаритяне и их религия
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A sacred place is the
mount Gerizim
Holy books - the Torah and
the Book of Joshua
The population of about
seven hundred people
Languages are Hebrew
and Aramaic
The Samaritans have their
own writing
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Writing similar to the paliouras alphabet
The alphabet used by the Samaritans, living
now in Israel
From 4th to 14th centuries - periods of
prosperity Samaritan writing
Jesus often used parables in his sermons
 He told of some incident…
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The religion of the
Samaritans –
direction of
Judaism
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They are the true
keepers of ancient
traditions of Israel
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The Samaritans
have many of
their own religious
holidays
Passover (i.e Easter)
 Sukkоt
 Shavuot
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Samaritan community meets every year on
the Holy mount Gerizim to celebrate the
Passover (i.e Easter)
 Seven lambs killed and roasted on skewers
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One of the most interesting Samaritan traditions is
celebration of Easter
Sacrifice is a very bloodthirsty sight
Seven lamb are sacrificed
The altar which put from powerful boulders
The Holy sacrifice
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This feast is called “the feast of harvest”
in the Torah - as it is the time of harvest
Sukkot is a very important holiday for the Samaritans
Mandatory condition for the celebration of Sukkot is decorating
ceiling
Many tourists every year come to see this festival
In Hebrew the word "shavuot" means
"weeks" — seven weeks. According to the
legend, this day Moisey received the
tablets of the Covenant with the ten
commandments
 Shavuot is celebrated in the beginning of
the season of the harvest of wheat
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Before the dawn of the Sun, in the dark, the Samaritans
begin to climb the mountain Gerizim
This day, they pray and have a sacred meal
The Samaritans celebrate this holiday together. They
always meet on mount Grizim
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