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The Samaritans in Amoraic Halakhah

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The chapter is intended to examine the evidence for Samaritan status in amoraic halakhic rulings. The examination of a selection of amoraic materials regarding the Samaritans shows that at the time of R. Yohanan (180-279) and his student R. Abbahu (c. 300) there was a continuing process of separation of the Samaritans from the Jewish people. Indeed, this was a period of amoraic opposition to Christianity as well, against which both these sages are known to have polemicized. In the separation of the Samaritans, the chapter focudes on the completion of a process quite advanced already in the years after the Bar Kokhba Revolt. In the early amoraic period this process not only continued, but was intensified by specific legislation that forbade marriage with Samaritans, the eating of their meat and drinking of their wine, and numerous other forms of social contact.

Keywords:amoraic halakhic rulings; Christianity; Jewish people; marriage law; Samaritans



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