Jews and Samaritans

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by tinytim, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. tinytim

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    How could a Jew tell a person was a Samaritan by just looking at them?
    and vice versa.

    In John 4, how did the woman at the well know Jesus was Jewish?
     
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    Probably the standard three.

    Tribal attributes (Jesus did not look like a Samaritan - He did not look like family).
    Clothing (Jesus' clothes did not look like Samaritan clothing).
    Dialect (Jesus did not sound Samaritan).

    IMO
     
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    Now for the verse visa - It might have been more difficult for a Jew to tell a samaritan from a Jew by tribal attributes.

    Clothing designer that they did not share, yes. Dialect, yes. But the tribal attributes amongst the Jews probably varied greatly even then.
     

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