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Were the Samaritans Assyrians?
« on: September 14, 2011, 11:08:16 PM »
"Let me say that it was when the Assyrian colonists came to occupy the lands of the Northern Kingdom that the term 'Samaritan' evolved to derogatorily describe these colonists. Hitherto, the term Samaritan did not exist. It was also during their occupation that all the lands of the Northern Kingdom were collectively called Samaria.


Though the name Samaria existed during the pre-captivity regimes of the nation of Israel, it was only used in reference to the capital of the Northern Kingdom, in its being called–the City of Samaria. During the pre-captivity days, all the people (only Jews), who resided in the City of Samaria, and in other cities of the Kingdom were never called Samaritans, but simply, the people of Samaria.

Let us at this point, recap some of the things said so far in this article about the Samaritans. The Samaritans were Assyrians who came to inhabit parts of Israeli lands in the year 721 BC, after their king conquered and carried into captivity, all the Israelites who were occupying these lands. The Assyrian occupation of Israeli lands continued into the days that Jesus Christ walked our earth.
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Re: Were the Samaritans Assyrians?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:45:45 PM »
"Let me say that it was when the Assyrian colonists came to occupy the lands of the Northern Kingdom that the term 'Samaritan' evolved to derogatorily describe these colonists. Hitherto, the term Samaritan did not exist. It was also during their occupation that all the lands of the Northern Kingdom were collectively called Samaria.


Though the name Samaria existed during the pre-captivity regimes of the nation of Israel, it was only used in reference to the capital of the Northern Kingdom, in its being called–the City of Samaria. During the pre-captivity days, all the people (only Jews), who resided in the City of Samaria, and in other cities of the Kingdom were never called Samaritans, but simply, the people of Samaria.

Let us at this point, recap some of the things said so far in this article about the Samaritans. The Samaritans were Assyrians who came to inhabit parts of Israeli lands in the year 721 BC, after their king conquered and carried into captivity, all the Israelites who were occupying these lands. The Assyrian occupation of Israeli lands continued into the days that Jesus Christ walked our earth.
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Source: http://www.modernghana.com/news/349659/1/the-parable-of-the-samaritan-tares-part-two.html


From what I know they are "half". By that I mean that the Samaritans sort of 'accepted' their Assyrian conquerors, took some of their pagan practices and frequently intermarried with Assyrian officials ... hence they are 'half'. That also explains why Jews hated the Samaritans as Jesus said!

You should realize that whenever in ancient times they say 'carried in captivity' they most likely are talking about the extreme minority of the upper classes. It would be impossible to take the ENTIRE population of a region! plus back then the peasants didnt really matter so they didn't bother talking about them in their history
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Re: Were the Samaritans Assyrians?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 02:54:29 AM »
They are closely related to us. They're not Assyrian in any way.
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