The water of life discourse between jesus and the samaritan woman at the well by angelika kauffmann, 17–18th century the samaritan woman at the well is a figure from the gospel of john , in john 4:4–26. Parallel translations the amplified bible hear this word, you cows [women] of bashan who are in the mountain of samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their husbands, bring and let us drink. Jesus' encounter at the well of samaria ends with the woman's growing awareness that jesus is more than just a prophet but the prophet whom the samaritans (and jews) saw as the messiah who was coming (deuteronomy 18:15-18.
The woman of samaria her character: looked down upon by the jews because she was a samaritan and disdained because of her many romantic liaisons, she would not have been most people's first choice to advance the gospel in a region where it had not yet been heard. The samaritan woman at the well is no angel mixed up with a wrong crowd, this poor woman from samaria has quite a reputation she had been married five times and was living in sin with a man who wasn’t her husband through her story comes the lesson that people shouldn’t live by carnal pleasure. Mary represents israel, the bride of god the father, and the woman of samaria represents the church, the soon to be bride of jesus christ, the son jesus the son of god appeared to both women at a well at his first coming, and both women believed in him at his first coming.
The samaritan woman was a foreigner from a despised religious group, but her story made a clear statement about the role of women in the early christian communities the woman was not silent , nor was she limited to the private world of women. John 4 new international reader's version (nirv) jesus talks with a woman from samaria 4 now jesus learned that the pharisees had heard about him they had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than john 2 but in fact jesus was not baptizing his disciples were. The woman from samaria asked jesus why he would ask her for water she said jesus was a jew and she was a samaritan jews and samaritans did not have anything to do with each other the woman told jesus he must be a prophet jesus told her that the way of worship was changing the people wouldn’t be worshipping under the old law. 4:7 a samaritan woman came to draw water verse 4 says that jesus “had to [gk: edei ] go through samaria” the use of edei (had to) makes it clear that this is a divine appointment.
While jesus rests near the well, his disciples go into the nearby city to buy some food in their absence, a samaritan woman comes to draw water jesus says to her: “give me a drink” —john 4:7. 2 d another personal response to jesus: the samaritan woman at jacob’s well (4:4-42) 4:4 e[dei such a detour through samaria was not geographically necessary although the main route from judea to galilee was through samaria, jesus, as many jews did, could easily have gone up the jordan valley into galilee through the bethshan gap, avoiding samaria. The samaritan woman the jewish attitude towards samaritans is faithfully reflected in the new testament, especially in jesus’ controversial choice of a “good samaritan” to attack over-pious jewish practices (luke 10:30-37) matthew is hostile to samaritans, mark ignores them altogether, and luke keeps his distance.
Samaria was once part of the northern kingdom of israel, which had broken off from the davidic kingdomthe king of assyria brought pagans into samaria to settle there (1 kings 17:24. 4:1-42 jesus and the woman of samaria 4:1-6, jesus at jacob’s well the opening sentence clearly refers to the situation described in 3:22-30 and notes jesus’ return to galilee, a journey accomplished by going through samaria (v 4. The samaritan woman 4 he had to pass through samaria 5 so he came to a town of samaria called sychar, near the plot of land that jacob had given to his son joseph a 6 jacob’s well was there jesus, tired from his journey, sat down there at the well. 7 a samaritan woman came to draw water, and jesus said to her, give me a drink 8 (his disciples had gone to the city to buy food) 9 the samaritan woman said to him, how is it that you, a jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of samaria.
Introduction the fourth chapter of john’s gospel contains the familiar story of the woman of samaria as with many other parts of scripture, there is much more in this story than what appears on its surface. The samaritan woman at the well by annibale carracci f lorence came to my house twice a week, selling vegetables she carried on her back a bag weighing nearly 40 pounds.
The samaritans caretakers of jeroboam’s anti-jerusalem ideology the pagan half-jews we have the parable of the good samaritan and the mass conversion of the samaritans at shechem via the woman at the well of john 4 and then the conversion of the samaritans by philip, simon the sorcerer in acts 8 there came a woman of samaria to. The samaritan woman, unlike other individuals who speak with jesus in the gospel of john, is never named some interpreters have taken this anonymity as an invitation to view her as an abstraction, a symbol of samaria itself. Jesus teaches a samaritan woman while traveling through samaria, the savior teaches a woman at jacob's well that he is the living water john 4:5-29. The apostles recognized that in the church samaritans must be accepted as equal to jews peter and john conducted a special mission to samaria to confirm samaritans who had already been baptized by philip (acts 8:14-17.