What Had Happened in Ancient Israel That Made the Jews of Jesus Day Resent Samaritans?


The Samaritans ruled northern Israel, which used to be united with southern Israel under Kings David and Solomon. After they split though, the Jews of southern Israel started to believe the Samaritans to be sinful and wicked, and this is why they resented them.
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II Kings 17:24 describes how, after defeating the Northern Kingdom of Israel, the Assyrian king sent settlers to replace the Israelites in the area of Samaria. The Israelites despised them not only for invading their land, but also because their religion included worship of many gods.
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