Summary: Jesus, in the company of His disciples, is on His way to Jerusalem for the final Passover and his appointment with the Cross.
Lesson: Begins Last Journey to Jerusalem via. Samaria and Galilee
(Luke 17:11) And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
Jesus, in the company of His disciples, is on His way to Jerusalem for the final Passover and his appointment with the Cross.
Samaria, in the first century A.D., was the region of Palestine between Galilee in the north and Judea in the south. Its inhabitants included Jews who, over the centuries, had intermarried with Gentiles. They had also brought in foreign gods to worship. The result was considerable hatred and prejudice between the Jews and Samaritans. When a Jew traveled between Galilee and Judea, he typically went a greater distance and crossed into Perea on the east bank of the Jordan to avoid going through Samaria. Jesus, however, felt no animosity toward the Samaritans.