The Good Samaritan in Palestine 1920s

This is a film made in the 1920s in Palestine. It’s notable at the Samaritan is actually played by Yitzhaq ben ‘Amram, who was the High Priest of the Samaritans from 1916–1932.  According to Samaritan records, he was the the one hundred twenty first High Priest from the time of Eli the High Priest at Shiloh (the priest of preceded the prophet Samuel).

Here’s the excerpt from the clip’s YouTube Page:

Drama of the biblical story of The Good Samaritan shot on location in Palestine in the 1920s. It is an excerpt from a 60 minute independently made silent feature film, released in the U.S. in 1925, called “The Man Nobody Knows”, directed by Errett Leroy Kenepp and based on a book by Bruce Barton of the same name published in 1924. The main character is played by a real Samaritan – The High Priest Yitzhaq b. ‘Amram, aka Isaac Ben Omram, (1855-1932). To purchase a clean DVD of this film for personal home use or educational use contact us at [email protected]. To license footage from this film for commercial use visit:

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