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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A city of a district of the name between Judea and Galilee in the Holy Land, and which became the capital of the North Kingdom of Israel after the revolt from the Southern; was desolated by the hosts of Assyria in 720 B.C., and repeopled afterwards by Assyrian settlers, who were converted to the Jewish faith, and ministered to by a Jewish priest; when the Jews rebuilt the Temple of Jerusalem, the Samaritans' offer to aid was rejected, and the refusal led to a bitter hostility between the Jews and Samaritans ever after.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Samaria'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/samaria.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.