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CLIP 8370

Samaritan Passover

Samaritan Passover

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Key Info
  • Samaritan Passover
  • Duration: 03:37
  • The Samaritans trace their ancestry back 3,000 years and consider themselves as the origin of the tribe of Israel. This clip shows the Passover sacrifice on Mt Gerazim. Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits the small Samaritan community on Israel's West Bank and explains their history and origins linking them with this part of the land, and comments on their adherence to their teachings. The Samaritans then gather on Mt Gerazim for the Passover sacrifice. At sunset, between 40 and 50 sheep are sacrificed as part of an ancient ritual. The presenter comments on the place of sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    World Faiths

  • Keywords: faith, belief, God, Israel, worship, Bible, Peter Owen-Jones
Ideas for use in class
  • Older students exploring Judaism at GCSE might consider the roots of the Samaritan beliefs. They could use this as an illustration of diversity within Judaism and reflect on the place of sacrifice within religion.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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