HG093+95 Matthew 8:19-22, Luke 9:51-62, John 7:10
W. O. E. Oesterley, The Gospel Parables in the Light of Their Jewish Background (New York: Macmillan, 1936), p. 162, writes:
To the Jews the Samaritans were “strangers,” and were regarded with supreme contempt; the scribes had an especial dislike for them. The Samaritans were publicly cursed in the synagogues; and a petition was daily offered up praying God that the Samaritans might not be partakers. The testimony of a Samaritan was inadmissible in Jewish courts.