Saturday, September 03, 2016

Review of Pummer, The Samaritans: A Profile

READING ACTS: Book Review: Reinhard Pummer, The Samaritans: A Profile.
Pummer, Reinhard. The Samaritans: A Profile. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 376 pp. Pb; $30.
Conclusion. Pummer’s introduction to the Samaritans goes beyond the usual topics to include the whole history of Samaritan culture. By blending literary and archaeological sources, Pummer presents a clear and concise picture of the Samarians both in antiquity and in the modern world. Although the arrangement of topics is sometimes odd, this book will be a useful contribution to the ongoing study of the Samaritans.
I noted a Bible and Interpretation essay by Pummer introducing the book early in 2016.