A Fresh Look at the Good Samaritan
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If this wounded man was Jewish, and he died under the care of this Samaritan, this very Good Samaritan would have been killed by the deceased relatives. It was the law. They would have been obligated to kill him, regarding whatever good intentions a passerby may have had. (This happens today. Bystanders hesitate to help for fear of being sued--and they sometimes are, regardless of Good Samaritan Laws.) And I think due to the political climate in Jesus' times, the Jews would readily have killed the Samaritan.
Knowing this, would you have helped this wounded man in the ditch? Also, do you have more empathy for the priest and Levite who passed him by?