Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to go to the Gentiles or into any city of the Samaritans in the 10th chapter of Matthew?Nov 30th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
Part 2: The Samaritans: There was a great deal of prejudice between Jewry and the Samaritans. We see in the scriptures below, the Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans because they did not feel they were legitimate Jews. Their is thought that they were half breeds so to speak, not full blooded Jews. The Samaritans themselves thought of themselves as Jews, because they had Abraham as their father also. But since we know the Jesus himself went and testified to the Samaritans and converted them, he considered them Jews, even if the rest of the nation did not. Because of the extreme prejudice it was necessary for Jesus himself to approach the Samaritans.