The Samaritans in Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis

20 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2015  

Alfredo Mordechai Rabello

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 27, 2015

Abstract

Justinian, in his CorpusIuris Civilis, showed great interest in the Samaritans, in the context of his lifelong effort to make Orthodox Christianity the prevailing faith of the Roman empire. In general, Justinian's relationship to non-Catholic religions was one of discrimination and degradation. The Samaritans were subjected to especially harsh treatment and repressive legislation, due to their sanguinary rebellions. This cycle of repression and rebellion had dire economic consequences in Palestine for the entire general population, including Christians, and contributed to the general population's dissatisfaction with Imperial policy.

Keywords: Justinian, CorpusIuris Civilis, Samaritans, Orthodox Christianity, Roman Empire

Suggested Citation

Rabello, Alfredo Mordechai, The Samaritans in Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis (October 27, 2015). 31 Isr. L. Rev. 724 (1997); Hebrew University of Jerusalem Legal Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2681220

Alfredo Mordechai Rabello (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law ( email )

Mount Scopus, 91905
Israel

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