International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Samaritans Caste: A History of Thousands of Years
Bassam Yousef Ibrahim Banat

The current study aims at introducing the Samaritan caste which is one of the most ancient and most glorious castes ever known by human history. The study has addressed this subject and its dimensions in terms of origin, history, beliefs, customs, traditions and social circumstances. The study findings have indicated that the Samaritan caste is conservative and what in fact distinguishes it most is its preservation of its magnificent past, firm doctrine, and fortitude to adapt, holdfast and challenge, for more than three thousand and six hundred years, the fierce forces of Globalization and modern time technologies which are slowly controlling everybody. The Samaritan story is one that tells how to safeguard humans, their place and Holy Scriptures.

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