The Good Samaritan – mosaic museum


The Good Samaritan – mosaic museum

Shalom on Israem mosaic at the Good Samaritan

If you love mosaic this is a must stop for you!

20 minutes is enough

Mosaic from a Synagogue Byzantine era

SHALOM AL ISRAEL – Peace on Israel

The Israelis were seeking for peace throughout time







 Byzantine Church mosaic floor


Everybody knows “The Good Samaritan” parable, which its background comes from the Old Testament Leviticus 19, 18


“Thou shalt not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.”


It is a major idea passed by Jesus to the Disciples written in the Gospel of Luk 10:29-37


29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Sami Church at the Good Samaritan


In Byzantine time they choose  a point in the road between Jerusalem to Jericho to build a churc in memory of this parable, whih later on was ruined by the Persian and muslim and now it is a renovated Ottoman police station which was turned into  a unique mosaic  museum which were brought from Gaza Judea and Samaria.