Summary: During the days of Yeshua, Samaria was one of several regions that comprised
the Roman province of Judaea (MAP). The region was governed by Pontius Pilate, in
addition to the region of Judea (proper). Samaria was bordered by Perea to the east,
Judea to the south, and Galilee to the north. The ministry of Yeshua and his apostles
was focused in these areas (Y:19:52).
During the third year of Yeshua’s ministry, Cephas tried to convince the Master against
going to Samaria because of poor reception midst a prior missionary effort (Y:34:35-36).
Yeshua continued with his plans and traveled to the city of Sychar, where he met
the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well (Y:34:37-62).
And gathering about him his disciples, he journeyed unto Samaria. But Cephas, when
he saw this, spoke unto the Lord, saying:
“Lord, go not into Samaria, for they rejected our ministry unto them.” And the Lord
answered him, saying: “Are you offended for my sake, Cephas?”
So the Lord came unto the lands of Samaria, unto the city which was called Sychar,
and sending away the disciples that they might purchase food, he sat himself down
beside Jacob’s well.