The Samaritan Temple in the News

Der Spiegel Online has a fantastic report on the Samaritan Temple, of which they suggest

The Jews had significant competition in antiquity when it came to worshipping Yahweh. Archeologists have discovered a second great temple not far from Jerusalem that predates its better known cousin. It belonged to the Samaritans, and may have been edited out of the Bible once the rivalry had been decided.

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The forgotten (or better, ignored and edited out) Samaritan Temple… fascinating!  Definitely one to read.

2 thoughts on “The Samaritan Temple in the News

  1. Giovanni Garbini, in his latest volume, has written an interesting paragraph on how, when, and why the Samaritan temple was forgotten and edited out from the Bible.


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