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Why was it unusal that Jesus was talking with the woman at the well?


Asked by dgall3 at 8:41 AM on Oct. 15, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The woman was a Samaritan. They were not thought of highly back then. John 4: 9 "Then the woman said to him "How is it that You being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman? For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans."

    Answer by dragonlady44 at 9:19 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • A couple reasons. A man would not talk with a woman in public, and a Jew would not ordinarily talk with a Samaritan.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:50 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Later int he story it talks more about her life and how she had been married to several men and was at the time living with a man who was not her husband. she was more than likely looked down on by her community and not spoken to often let alone asked for a drink from her bucket.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:51 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • She was a samaritan, so she was considered lower than the jews, plus she was a woman by herself and he was a man by himself.

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 2:33 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • What are you talking about?

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 11:15 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • This has already been answered but You ask such good questions!!!!!

    Answer by 69humblepie at 2:25 PM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Because during that time period a Jewish man would not talk to a woman who he was not married too or related to.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 12:40 AM on Oct. 16, 2010