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Lot #    19256
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 11:05:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Samaritan Haggada & Pessah Passover
Title (Hebrew)    זבח קרבן הפסח
Author    [Haggadah - Only Ed.]
City    Tel Aviv
Publisher    Zedaka Abraham
Publication Date    1958
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [3], 14:14 pp., 232:158 mm., wide margin crisp margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original title boards.
   The Samaritan religion is based on some of the same books used by rabbinic Judaism, but these religions are not identical. Samaritan scriptures include the Samaritan version of the Torah, the Memar Markah, the Samaritan liturgy, and Samaritan law codes and biblical commentaries. Samaritans appear to have texts of the Torah as old as the Masoretic Text and the Septuagint; scholars have various theories concerning the actual relationships between these three texts.

Religious beliefs: There is one God, the same God recognized by the Hebrew prophets. Their view of God is the same as the Jewish biblical view of God; The Torah was dictated by God to Moses; Mt. Gerizim is the one true sanctuary chosen by Israel's God. Many Samaritans believe that at the end of days, the dead will be resurrected by a "taheb", a restorer (possibly a prophet, some say Moses); They possess a belief in Paradise (heaven).

The priests are the interpreters of the law and the keepers of tradition; unlike Judaism, there is no distinction between the priesthood and the scholars. The authority of classical Jewish rabbinical works, the Mishnah, and the Talmud of the Land of Israel are rejected. Samaritans reject Jewish codes of law. They have a significantly different version of the Ten Commandments; their 10th commandment is about the sanctity of Mt. Gerizim. Samaritan law is not the same as halakha (Rabbinical Jewish law); Samaritan law is based on a strict adherence to the letter of the biblical text, without any of the information from the oral law which characterizes Judaism.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Haggadah:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Samaritan
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica