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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #4541 - Σαμαρείτης
- a Samaritan,
- an inhabitant of the city of Samaria
- an inhabitant of the region of Samaria
Σαμαρείτης (Σαμαρείτης Tdf.; (see Tdf. Proleg., p. 87; WH's Appendix, p. 154; cf. Iota) (Σαμάρεια), Σαμαρειτου, ὁ, a Samaritan (Samarites, Curt. 4, 8, 9; Tacitus, ann. 12, 54; Samaritanus, Vulg. ((2 Kings 17:29 'Samaritae')) and ecclesiastical writings), i. e. an inhabitant either of the city or of the province of Samaria. The origin of the Samaritans was as follows: After Shalmaneser (others say Esarhaddon, cf. Ezra 4:2, 10; but see Kautzsch in Herzog edition 2, as referred to under the preceding word), king of Assyria, had sent colonists from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim into the land of Samaria which he had devastated and depopulated (see Σαμάρεια, 1), those Israelites who had remained in their desolated country (cf. 2 Chronicles 30:6, 10; 2 Chronicles 34:9) associated and intermarried with these heathen colonists and thus produced a mixed race. When the Jews on their return from exile were preparing to rebuild the temple of Jerusalem, the Samaritans asked to be allowed to bear their part in the common work. On being refused by the Jews, who were unwilling to recognize them as brethren, they not only sent letters to the king of Persia and caused the Jews to be compelled to desist from their undertaking flown to the second year of Darius (Hystaspis) (
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(-ίτης , Τ ; v. WH, App., 154; BI., § 3, 4), -ον , ό ,
a Samaritan, i.e. an inhabitant of the city or the region of Samaria, in NT always the latter (see Σαμαρία ): Matthew 10:5, Luke 9:52; Luke 10:33; Luke 17:16, John 4:9; John 4:39-40, Acts 8:25; as an opprobrious epithet, John 8:48.†
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