Samaritan Bible History (1)

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**List: Samaritan Ministry

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"The Samaritans now number only about 200, living in and
around Nablus, Jordan, the modern city on the site of Biblical
Samaria.   Although the Samaritans now speak Palestinian Arabic,
they worship from a Samaritan manuscript of the Torah
(Pentateuch), the only part of the Scriptures they recognize.
They are the descendants of non-Jewish colonists who were
moved into this region after the fall of Jerusalem to the Baby-
lonians in 586 B.C.   Although partially Judaized, the Samaritans
were never accepted by the Jews.   Samaritan is a form of
Palestinian (Western) Aramaic.   It is written in an alphabet
derived from the Ancient Hebrew script."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only:
Jewish Palestine, Land of Israel.]
       "A dialect of Western Aramaic formerly spoken around Samaria, pre-
    served in the Samaritan Targum, or paraphrase, of the Hebrew text made
    in the 1st century B.C., according to the Samaritan tradition, or possibly
    as late as the 4th century A.D, according to western scholars.
    -- 1000 Tongues, 1939   [Info only]

**File: Samaritan Bible History (3)--1860   S. Bagster   [Info only]

"efforts were being made in England for the possession of copies,
and between the years 1620 and 1630, Archbishop Usher obtained six MSS. from the East, of which
some were complete and others not.   Five of these MSS. are still preserved in England, but one copy
which the Archbishop presented to L. de Dieu seems to have been lost."
--1860   S. Bagster   [Info only: Hebræo- Samaritan Pentateuch.]

"The first printed edition of the Samaritan Pentateuch was made from the Codex Oratorii (i.e. the
MS. belonging to the Oratory at Paris); it was printed by Father Morinus in the Paris Polyglot.
This text was reprinted in the London Polyglot, with corrections from three of the MSS. which for-
merly belonged to Usher; and so correct is this edition that a Samaritan priest whom Maundrell
visited at Nablous, esteemed this Samaritan text equally with a MS. of his own, which he could not
be prevailed on to part with at any price.   Fisk when in Samaria saw a relict of the very copy of the
Polyglot mentioned by Maundrell.   Various readings collated from the Samaritan MSS. were given
by Dr. Kennicott in his edition of the Hebrew Scriptures"
--1860   S. Bagster   [Info only: Hebræo-Samaritan Pentateuch.]

    publication, the Pentateuch
    (Targum) in 1645 at Paris by A. Vitré in
    the Paris Polyglot; tr. by Nathaniel, a priest, according to Samaritan tra-
    dition.   Reprinted in the London Polyglot, 1657.
    --1000 Tongues, 1939   [Info only]

SAMARITAN--1000 Tongues, 1939   [Info only: Samaritan characters   "1657" Deuteronomy 6:6-17 unknown.]

Samaritan Character unless noted
"1645 Pentateuch (Paris Polyglot)   A Vitré, Paris
1657 Pentateuch (London Polyglot)   T. Roycroft, London
The Samaritan Pentateuch is not a translation into Samaritan, but the
Pentateuch as preserved by the Samaritans.   The Samaritan Pentateuch
is printed in these volumes with the Samaritan Targum, a translation
of the Hebrew Pentateuch into the Samaritan dialect
.   Fragments of
both the Samaritan Torah and Targum were published during the
18th century
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only:
SAMARITAN CHARACTER   "1657" Deuteronomy 6:6-12 unknown.]

"in 1790,
Dr. Blayney published at Oxford the Samaritan Pentateuch from the text of the London Polyglot, in
square Hebrew characters.
  The variations of the Samaritan text have likewise been published by
Mr. Bagster."
--1860   S. Bagster   [Info only]

"The hexaglot Pentateuch; or, The five books of Moses, with the corresponding Samaritan, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, ed. by Robert Young. (Edinburgh, R. Young, [1852?])"   [Info only]

"1872-1891 Pentateuch W. Moeser, Berolini
The Targum edited by H. Petermann."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only]

"1876 Pentateuch (Hebrew character)   Printed privately,
The Targum, edited by A. Brüll."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only]
       "Reprinted in square
    Hebrew characters, Frankfort am Main, 1876;
    --1000 Tongues, 1939   [Info only]

"1884 Genesis (Hebrew character)   Leipzig
Edited by M. Heidenheim as Vol. 1 of Bibliotheca Samaritana."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only]

"1918 Pentateuch A. Topelmann, Giessen
Edited by August von Gall."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only]

"1959-1965 Pentateuch Printed privately, Tel Aviv
Edited by Avraham and Ratson Sadaqa from the text of the Sepehr
Abisha, one of the oldest Samaritan Torah scrolls."
--1000 Tongues, 1972   [Info only]

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