Archaeological aspects of samaritan research in Israel

Shimon Dar

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Abstract

Archaeological research into the history and culture of the Samaritans in late antique Israel has increased dramatically in recent decades. The Samaritans, a monotheistic sect that separated from Judaism, expanded from their heartland of Samaria to other parts of Eretz Israel. Their presence has been identified through oil lamps, sarcophagi and synagogues, and this material evidence together with literary sources and new excavations in Samaria and elsewhere has encouraged scholars to develop a better understanding of Samaritan archaeology in Late Antiquity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligious Diversity in Late Antiquity
EditorsDavid M. Gwynn, Susanne Bangert
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Pages189-198
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789004180000
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLate Antique Archaeology
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1570-6893

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