Understanding the Israelite-Samaritans: From Ancient to Modern by Benyamim Tsedaka
Discover the rich and intriguing history behind the ethnoreligious community of the Israelite-Samaritans spanning from their origins to their enduring presence in modern day times within the pages of this extraordinary book! Incredibly written, this fascinating volume beautifully describes the historical roots, customs, and culture of a unique colony of people who have remained true to their proud heritage against all odds since before the fall and exile of the kingdom of Judah. Claiming ancestral descent from the ancient Israelite tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and the Levites, the Samaritans are the persevering remnants of those able to remain in their homeland despite the expulsion that propelled the Jewish Diaspora. Managing to survive and thrive for millennium within their tight-knit societies, the Samaritans have succeeded in preserving a theology based on a version of the Torah that has remained unchanged and unaltered since the time of Moses. With so much to learn on the distinguished and remarkable legacy of the Israelite-Samaritans, this splendidly narrated publication includes maps, charts, and chronologies that will completely captivate you, ensuring it will hold a special place on your bookshelf!
About the author: Benyamim Tsedaka is a historian and elder of his Samaritan community living in Israel who has published over a hundred books and 2000 articles on Israelite Samaritan life in both English and Hebrew. The present-day Head of the Israelite Samaritan Information Centre, Benyamim Tsedaka has been working passionately on teaching others about the Samaritan culture since 1966. Extremely proud of his people’s legacy, the historian-author has delivered yearly educational lectures and opened academic workshops on Samaritan-related topics to Jews, Christians, and numerous secular parties throughout Europe, the Americas, and Israel, which has earned him a highly respected place in his community for his commitment to raising awareness and knowledge on the resilient descendants of biblical Israel.
Soft Cover, 40 pages, 9 x 11.75 in. (23 x 30 cm)
Featuring: Maps, Charts, Chronologies, Full Color
Weight: 206 g (7.27 oz)
Published by Carta