Jesus tells the parable of the good Samaritan
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan A character within one of Jesus’ parables who showed mercy to a beaten man by taking him to an inn and paying for his stay (Luke 10:25–37).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Good Samaritan, Parable of The
Good Samaritan, parable of the, a story told by Jesus about a Samaritan who demonstrates love for neighbor by helping a Jewish man who has been wounded by thieves (Luke 10:29–37). A “good Samaritan” would have been a contradiction in terms for most Jews of Jesus’s day, because of centuries-long mutual
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan. The Samaritan of the parable in Lk. 10:30–7 who, in contrast to the priest and Levite who ‘passed by on the other side’, tended the traveller who had fallen among thieves on his way from *Jerusalem to *Jericho and provided hospitality for him at an inn. His action illustrates the Christian
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Good Samaritan
Good SamaritanGood Samaritan, the man who, by aiding a Jew who had been wounded by thieves, proved neighbor in Jesus’ famous parable (Luke 10:29–37). A ‘good Samaritan’ would have been a contradiction in terms for most Jews of Jesus’ day, because of the centuries-long mutual hatred between Jews and
Bible Characters, Volume 6 (Our Lord’s Characters)
the Samaritan Who Shewed Mercy
XXVThe Samaritan Who Shewed MercyA CERTAIN man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Good Samaritan
Good Samaritan. One who succours the distressed. The character is from our Lord’s Parable of the man who fell among thieves (St. Luke 10:30–37).
Samaritan. A good Samaritan. A philanthropist, one who attends upon the poor to aid them and give them relief. (Luke 10:30–37.)
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Samaritan The Good
SAMARITAN, THE GOOD (Lk 10:25–37).—Jesus had bidden His last farewell to Galilee, and was travelling to Jerusalem (Lk 9:51). He had passed through Samaria and reached Judæa, and in some town on the route, probably Jericho, He visited the synagogue,* as He was wont (cf. Lk 4:16), and discoursed to the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SAMARITAN, THE GOOD suh-mair´uh-tuhn [Σαμαρίτης Samaritēs]. Jesus gives the parable of the good Samaritan (Luke 10:30–36) in response to a question from a lawyer: “Who is my neighbor?” (Luke 10:29). In the parable, a traveler is attacked by robbers and left for dead. Two representatives of the law,
Key passages
Lk 10:25–37

And behold, a certain legal expert stood up to test him, saying, “Teacher, what must I do so that I will inherit eternal life?” And he said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” And he answered and said, “You shall love the Lord your God …