Excerpt from The Samaritans; The Earliest Jewish Sect: Their History, Theology, and Literature The following work has grown out of the author's desire to gain an answer for the question: Who are the Samar itans? He publishes it in the expectation that the same question may be of interest to the intelligent public, while withal he hopes that the collection of material here pre sented may be of use to the scholarly world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.