Originally posted by whodey
I will write down the scripture for those who are "Bible impaired."
And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And w ...[text shortened]... Therefore, he must have intentinoally used the Samaritan to drive home a point of some kind.
Samaria and Galilee are different places and each is separate from Judeah. The people of all three places essentially believed the same things.
The samaritans were not carried to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar, for that they were shunned by the Jews of Judeah.
Was Christ a Judean or a Galilean? Nazareth is in Galilee. Bethlehem is in Judeah. The traditional view is that Jesus and all of the disciples were Galileans except for Judas who was a Judean. Christ's cousin, John the Baptist, was a Judean. Mary's sister lived in Bethlehem (She is the putative mother of the Apostle James, known as "the less" for his small stature AND "the Just"😉 And if we believe the scriptures, Mary travelled to Bethlehem twice while pregnant with Jesus.
Several of Christ's disciples had homes in and around Jerusalem.
During the period when Quirinius was Governor of Arabia, a Galilean named Judas led a revolt that marched on Jerusalem. With Judas was a man called Zadoch (which means "the Just"😉. This Judas is considered the founder of the 4th branch of Judiaism and his followers are called "Zealots"
Of maybe Christ was a Samaritan?
Christ uses the image of the Samaritan several times.
The Samaritans had their own holy mountain, Mt. Gerizim. In 36 AD, a Samaritan prophet attempted to lead a group of follwers to the top of Mt Gerizim for the purpose of recovering certain artifacts associated with Moses. This leader who was the Samaritan equivalent of the Messiah, (the Taheb in Samaritan) was stopped by troops sent by Pontius Pilate and many of his followers were crucified. This is according to Josephus.