Good Samaritan

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From Luke 10:30-37, in which a Samaritan helped a half-dead Jewish man ignored by others.

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Good Samaritan (plural Good Samaritans)

  1. (biblical) The subject of a particular New Testament parable.[1]
  2. A person who gives help or sympathy to someone in distress.
    • 1941 February 17, Henry Luce, “The American Century”, in LIFE, page 65:
      America as the dynamic center of ever-widening spheres of enterprise, America as the training center of the skillfull servants of mankind, America as the Good Samaritan, really believing again that it is more blessed to give than to receive, []

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