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by Wayne Blank
After the northern kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians, the region then known as Samaria was reduced in size. By the time of Jesus Christ, it was bounded by Galilee to the north, The Mediterranean Sea to the west, Judea to the south (in which Jerusalem was located), and the Jordan River to the east. Today, it is in the so-called "West Bank" area.
Fact Finder: Did the early Christian church become well-established throughout the entire land of Israel, from Judea, through Samaria, and up into Galilee?