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The Samaritan Museum

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The Samaritan Museum

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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Israel191 contributions49 helpful votes
This is a must stop for all who are interested in Biblical history and anthropology and cultures of the region. I have visited this museum many times with international guests who were all fascinated to learn about the Samaritans. HaKohen Yefet and his team have done a great job documenting the history and faith of the Samaritan Israelites and building displays. I highly recommend visiting the Samaritan museum on Mount Gerizim.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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shusseini wrote a review Dec. 2019
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories77 contributions36 helpful votes
We come to Nablus often and this time we decided to go and visit the Samaritans to learn about their culture and way of life. Husni Cohen welcomes us and spent an hour educating us about the traditions, culture and their religion. We enjoyed our visit and learned a lot. A great place to visit if you go to Nablus.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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seetheworld010 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota1,035 contributions258 helpful votes
An interesting site to stop at dedicated to the Samaritan people. There is not a lot to see but it is a learning experience.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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kcgaryd wrote a review Jun. 2019
Hugoton, Kansas11 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived mid-morning by taxi, and were met by the Samaritan priest who devoted personal attention to us and allowed us to take photos of him. He spoke at least two languages, including English. He had a book for sale, based on an impressive background of biblical and historical study, as well as charts and other visual aids. Exhibits and models were nicely displayed, and staff were friendly. From the old part of Nablus, only about a 10-minute drive up-up-up the mountain. From there it’s a short walk to the Mt. Gerizim site, with another entrance fee.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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TrevorMagee wrote a review May 2019
Bangor, United Kingdom80 contributions27 helpful votes
The museum is all the work of the brother of the current high priest who is happy to give a talk and tour for a number of shekels as well as sell you a copy of his book which he will dedicate to you. It is set within an exclusive Samaritan community, who get on better with the local Palestinian population than the Jews because the Samaritans are the true descendant tribe of Levi all the way back to Adam, and the high priests brother has a chart to prove it. It all seemed a bit pointless to me, a quirk in religion but true to the exclusive nature of it by claiming to be more right than the rest
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Date of experience: May 2019
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    • Sun - Sun 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    • Mon - Thu 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Fri - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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