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Sarmaritan is the name given to the new and mixed inhabitants whom Esarhaddon (B.C. 677), the king of Assyria, brought from Babylon and other places and settled in the cities of Samaria, instead of the original inhabitants whom Sargon (B.C. 721) had removed into captivity (2 Kings 17:24; compare Ezra 4:2, 9, 10)
In biblical times there were perhaps a million Samaritans, but this number has greatly diminshed through the centuries. There were reportedly as few as 100 in 1786. As recently as 2018, there were about 800. —reference: The Samaritan Update, April 2019
In contempt, some called our Lord “a Samaritan” (John 8:48).
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