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xIRoyal KnightIx
May 7th 2008, 08:27 PM
What all did the Samaritans know about the Messiah before Jesus was born?

Teke
May 9th 2008, 03:35 PM
The Samaritans were a mixed race. They were the traditional enemies of the Jews. They both worshiped the God of Israel and awaited a redeemer. The Samaritans only accepted the first five books of the OT. They has built a separate temple from the Jews in Mt Gerizim.

The Samaritans didn't accept any prophet after Moses, but they did look forward to a Moses-like prophet (Deut. 18:15-18), a true Teacher, the Messiah. Jesus confirmed that valid revelation comes from Judaism when He said "salvation is of the Jews".

Basically the Jews and Samaritans argued about where true worship takes place. Jesus taught them it didn't come from any specific geographic location (John 4:23,24)

Samaritans still practice their form of worship. In Israel at Passover they sacrifice lambs. I recall seeing them on the news this year, so apparently they are still doing the same as they always have.:)