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  Samaritan Hebrew language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Samaritan Hebrew language is a descendant of Biblical Hebrew as pronounced and written by the Samaritans.
It is written in the Samaritan alphabet, a direct descendant of the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet (itself a variation on the Phoenician alphabet), whereas all other varieties of Hebrew are written in the later Hebrew alphabet, a variation on the Aramaic alphabet.
The Samaritan pronunciation of Hebrew differs in several respects from most others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samaritan_Hebrew   (461 words)

 Samaritan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Samaritans claim that their worship is the true religion of the ancient Israelites, predating the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, but Samaritanism has historically been rejected by normative Judaism.
Samaritans fared badly under Roman rule, when Samaria was part of the Roman province of Judea, in the early part of the Common Era.
The Samaritan faith was virtually outlawed thereafter by the Christian Byzantine Empire; from a population once at least in the hundreds of thousands, the Samaritan community dwindled to near extinction.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Samaritan.htm   (1652 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Unfortunately, Samaritan relations with the Arab residents of Nablus continued to be characterized by the mistrust carried over from the Ottoman period and reinforced by the perception among many Arabs that the Samaritans were Jews.33 The animosity translated into a feeling of contempt by some Samaritans towards the nationalist aspirations of the Palestinian Arabs.
The Samaritan preoccupation with the continued existence of their sect and its growth found there full expression in a furious round of matchmaking between members of both communities, Courtships, betrothals and marriages were all compressed into the short days of reunion.
Schur in A. Crown, The Samaritans, 130 63.
www.the-samaritans.com /html_articles/Thesis.txt   (13766 words)

 Waw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
"The Samaritan tradition in Samaritan Hebrew and Samaritan Aramaic concerning the articulation of Waw is clear evidence of a w>v process in Palestine, at least during the period of Aramaic speech.13" Ibid, pg.
The Samek was the S. Later Hebrew took to placing a dot over the right side of the shiyn for Sh and a dot over the left side for S. A good example of this is Shibboleth, the word that caused the death of those that could not pronounce it properly (Shoftiym [Judges] 12:6).
Hebrew is no different, contrary to the belief of those that Hebrew is some sacred tongue protected by YHWH from change and that the Hebrews have faithfully preserved it.
www.lebtahor.com /hebrew/waw.htm   (1196 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ALPHABET, THE HEBREW:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The characters of the Hebrew Alphabet are derived from the so-called Phenician or Old Semitic letters, to which almost all systems of letters now in use, even the Roman, can be traced.
But inasmuch as the Hebrew was still used as the literary, the "holy," language, the writers did not altogether give up the use of the ancient Hebrew characters.
In the Saracenic, or, as they were called, Sephardic (Spanish) lands the Hebrew Alphabet is distinguished for its roundness, for the small difference between the thickness of the horizontal and upright strokes as well as for the inclined position of the letters.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=1308&letter=A   (7619 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Samaritan Language and Literature
Hebrew, as the idiom of the Pentateuch, both was and is for the Samaritans the sacred language; and even to-day some of them have a knowledge, although indeed a somewhat imperfect one, of it.
It is a roll made of the skins of rams, and written, according to the belief of the Samaritans, in the thirteenth year after the conquest of Canaan at the entrance to the Tabernacle on Mount Garizim by Abisha, a great-grandson of Aaron.
The correspondence between Samaritans and European scholars which began at the end of the sixteenth century and was continued, with occasional interruptions, up to a recent date, offers an essential contribution to the knowledge of Samaritan conditions.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13417a.htm   (4055 words)

 Samaritan alphabet
The Samaritan alphabet was derived from the Old Hebrew alphabet by the Samaritans.
The Samaritan alphabet is still used by a few Samaritans in the city of Nablus and in the Samaritan quarter of Holon.
Samaritan, an extinct Semitic language which fell out of use as a mother tongue in the 12th century AD, though is still used to a limited extent as a liturgical language.
www.omniglot.com /writing/samaritan.htm   (198 words)

 The Unique Experience of the Samaritan Passover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
There are two main groups of Samaritans: the group that resides in Nablus and the surrounding area, and the group that resides in Holon, just south of Tel-Aviv.
He spoke perfect Biblical Hebrew, the type of Hebrew you hear in Bible class at school but definitely not the modern Hebrew that you hear on the streets of Israel's cities.
The Samaritan Hebrew Bible uses the same alphabet which the original Bible was written in.
www.sympatya.co.il /passovr1.htm   (476 words)

 The Samaritan Update
The Hebrew reads (line 1) 'In the Name of God the [mark of abbreviation, implying 'Blessed' or 'Great' or a similar title]', followed (lines 2-3) by the first six words of Jacob's blessing to Joseph in Genesis 49:25, 'By the God of thy father [who] shall help thee, and God Almighty [who] shall bless thee'.
The stone was sold by the officers of the Samaritan church to the chief Rabbi of the Dutch Jews, and..
Christians, Jews, Moslems and Samaritans, all acknowledge it, and the existence of a well in a place where water-springs are abundant is sufficiently remarkable to give this well a peculiar history.
shomron0.tripod.com /update2.28.2002.htm   (2083 words)

 Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Samaritan Hebrew alphabet, as it is called by scholars, is a slight development of the paleoHebrew, the ancient Hebrew script.
On the left side of the tablet there are Persian, Aramaic, Jewish Hebrew scripts alongside the Paleo-Hebrew and on the right side of the tablet is the pronunciation of the ancient Hebrew letters.
There they learn the script and the reading of the ancient Samaritan Hebrew as well as their special dialect of the Aramaic taught by Samaritan teachers in order to maintain the tradition from generation to generation.
www.mystae.com /reflections/messiah/scripts/alphabet.html   (276 words)

 Greek, Hebrew & Samaritan Fonts for Masonic Scholars
The Samaritan alphabet was derived from the Old Hebrew alphabet by the Samaritans, a tribe originally from Mesopotamia who moved to Palestine at the beginning of the 1st millennium BC and adopted the Jewish religion and culture.
This alphabet is still used by a few Samaritans in the city of Nablus.
One of the alterations which Albert Pike made in his revised edition of the rituals of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite is that he changed most of the Hebrew script from the standard "square" form to the older Samaritan lettering.
www.phoenixmasonry.org /greek_hebrew_samaritan_fonts.htm   (366 words)

 Hasel, G. F. --- Chronogenealogies in the Biblical History
This is different in the Samaritan Pentateuch, where the life-spans are decreasing (with the exception of Enoch, who is taken to heaven, and thus no life-span from birth to death is available and Noah, whose life-span corresponds more or less to that of Adam).
This meant a lengthening of the Hebrew chronology which appears to have been achieved by adding the additional 100 years to the patriarchal ages at the begetting of their first-born sons.
The Samaritan system is closer to that of the MT by the total figure of 2,249 years from creation to Abraham as compared to the 1,948 years of the MT.
www.grisda.org /origins/07023.htm   (5057 words)

 Bismika Allahuma Discussion Forum :: View topic - The SAMARITAINS:others israelites,other thora,other alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
If we examine the content and development of these variables, listed in the order of their appearance among the Samaritans, we immediately see that their common denominator is expressed in the great desire to expose the many facets of Samaritan culture to those in the outside world who take an interest in the Samaritans.
In these talks, the Samaritans described the components of their tradition, thus helping those who asked questions and those who read the various publications, to a better understanding of the traditions and social life of the Samaritan community.
Samaritan oral tradition provided by these persons was of great assistance to researchers in the areas of language, literature and music, enabling them to learn directly about the authentic tradition in each of these fields.
www.bismikaallahuma.org /forum/viewtopic.php?t=815   (2311 words)

 Accordance : modules : hebrew studies
The text of the Hebrew Bible with the cantillation marks (accents or te’amim) according to the...
Hebrew Mishna corrected to the Kaufmann Codex with grammatical tagging supervised by Martin Abegg....
The early Aramaic interpretations of the Hebrew Bible with morphological tagging and glosses.
www.accordancebible.com /modules/index.php?category=hbs   (302 words)

 School of Theology | Library | Archives | Purvis Samaritana Inventory
Catalogue of the Samaritan Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 2: The Gaster Manuscripts.
Raphael Weiss, "[Bibliography of the Samaritans]," Tarbitz 35 (1966): 400-403.
Wayne Meeks, "Samaritans, Magicians, and the Fourth Gospel: a response to James D. Purvis, "The Fourth Gospel and the Samaritans," SBL Section on John, Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., October 26, 1974." Photocopy of typescript reduced, 5 p.
www.bu.edu /sth/archives/sth/purvis1.html   (3154 words)

 The Samaritan Pentateuch
It has been suggested by a number of our Muslim brothers that the existence of the so-called Samaritan Pentateuch (SamP), because it differs in places (regardless of what those differences may be) is proof that the Hebrew Masoretic Text is at very least, unreliable, and at worst, blatantly corrupted.
Simply, the Samaritan Pentateuch (SamP) is a later recension of the Hebrew Torah text, less faithfully rendered than in the Masoretic Text (MT).
The Samaritan text has been adapted to Samaritan theology (for example the 'centering' of the 'holy place of God' from Jerusalem to Mt. Gerazim').
answering-islam.org.uk /Bible/samp.html   (842 words)

 Forever Settled Part One : A Survey of Old Testament Documents
The Samaritan Pentateuch is not really a translation into a different language, but a direct descendant of the original Hebrew Scriptures in the same language and written in the suite characters, though as Kenyon says, "in a somewhat degenerate form." Thus more accurately it is the Hebrew Pentateuch of the Samaritans.
In the closing centuries BC when Hebrew was becoming less and less familiar to the ordinary people as a spoken language, it became the practice in the synagogues to accompany the public reading of the Scriptures by an oral paraphrase in Aramaic.
Unger, however, says that the Arabic was influenced by Hebrew and Samaritan texts; that the Armenian may have come from the Syriac, and that the Armenian and Greek formed the basis of the Georgian version.
www.biblebelievers.net /BibleVersions/kjcforv2.htm   (14075 words)

 School of Theology | Library | Archives--Barton Inventory
Abisha Scroll, the Sacred Pentateuch of the Samaritans at the synagogue in Nablus.
Zainab As-Safawiyah: The Samaritan Poetess,” by Edward Robertson.
Two tabloid sized sheets in Russian, Hebrew and Samaritan, one giving the translation of Exodus XX from the Samaritan text, the other giving Exodus XX which came to be used by the people of Israel excepting the Samaritans.
www.bu.edu /sth/archives/sth/barton1.html   (4055 words)

 JRULM: Special Collections Guide: Moses Gaster Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In 1954, with the aid of the Pilgrim Trust, the Friends of National Libraries and private donations, the Library purchased the collection of manuscripts in Hebrew, Samaritan and other scripts assembled by Dr Moses Gaster (1856-1939).
He made a special study of the Samaritans and became a recognized authority on their language and literature.
He visited Nablus, the headquarters of the Samaritan community, and induced them to part with manuscripts covering the whole range of their literature.
rylibweb.man.ac.uk /data2/spcoll/gaster   (435 words)

 Judaica Bibliography and resources
Early Hebrew orthography; a study of the epigraphic evidence.
Grammar of Samaritan Hebrew: Based on the Recitation of the Law in Comparison with the Tiberian and other Jewish Traditions: A Revised Edition in English.
Misnaic Hebrew and its relation to Biblical Hebrew and to Aramaic, a grammatical study.
www.sewanee.edu /Theology/mc/mcjudaica/judaicabibnew.html   (1778 words)

 SALAMEH B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The second issue is an attempt of excluding Samaritans, for instance, from the membership in a scientific society for Samaritan studies.
He should ask him to come to Gaza and visit him in order to fulfill his promise, since the new governor was unable to come to Nablus because of his job and duties and that is why he insisted that the registrar should bring the priest with him to Gaza.
Ze’ev ben-Hayyim, The Literary and Oral Tradition of Hebrew and Aramaic Amongst the Samaritans I-V. Jerusalem, 1957-1977.
www.the-samaritans.com /html_articles/SALAMEHB_Gazal.htm   (4051 words)

 Kadosh Samaritan TrueType Font for Windows
Among the images to be found are the double-headed eagle, the logo of the Scottish Rite Research Society, and the various crosses used in Scottish Rite signatures.
Kadosh Samaritan is dedicated to the adepts and students of the College of the Consistory, and respectfully submitted for their use.
Samaritan Culture - A description of the Samaritans as they persist today.
www.orindalodge.org /kadoshsamaritan.php   (332 words)

 Ethnologue: Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Recognized by the United Nations during the interim period, based on the Israeli-Palestinian Declaration of Principles of 1993.
They use Samaritan Hebrew mainly and Samaritan Aramaic secondarily as liturgical languages.
The language ceased to be spoken as mother tongue in the 10th to 12th centuries A.D. They use Samaritan Hebrew mainly and Samaritan Aramaic secondarily as liturgical languages.
www.christusrex.org /www3/ethno/Pale.html   (263 words)

 Accordance : modules : details for Samaritan Pentateuch (Hebrew, untagged)
Size: 1 MB The Hebrew text of the first five books of Moses, as preserved by the Samaritan community.
Samaritan Pentateuch (Hebrew, untagged) can be unlocked and installed from the following CD-ROMs for $40:
Samaritan Pentateuch (Hebrew, untagged) is included with the following packages:
www.accordancebible.com /modules/details.php?ID=238   (81 words)

 Fonts for Masonic Scholars
One of the alterations which Albert Pike 33° made in his revised edition of the rituals of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite is that he changed most of the Hebrew script from the standard "square" form to the older Samaritan lettering.
Masons who have searched in vain for a font to represent these characters are welcome to download and use Kadosh Samaritan, a Windows TrueType font created by Shawn Eyer (the author of this page).
FAM-Code is a freeware Masonic symbol and cipher font published by Oakland-Durant-Rockridge Lodge #188 (Oakland, California).
www.orindalodge.org /research_fonts.php   (448 words)

 Compare the Protestant Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, and Samaritan Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Hebrew Bible and Protestant Old Testament have the same books arranged in a different order.
Additionally, books that Christians divide into two parts (Kings, Chronicles, Samuel, and Ezra-Nehemiah) are single books in the Hebrew Bible.
Some differences in content exist among first five books of the Samaritan, Jewish, and Christian Bibles.
gbgm-umc.org /UMW/Bible/tpp.stm   (80 words)

 The Bible: The Samaritan Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Samaritans have the smallest Bible in the modern world-- only five books (the Pentateuch).
There are some differences in content between the Samaritan and Jewish Pentateuch.
Chart: Comparison of The Samaritan, Hebrew Bible and Protestant Old Testament
gbgm-umc.org /umw/Bible/penta.stm   (60 words)

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