The Samaritan Woman at the Well. Her conversation with Jesus is the longest conversation recorded in Scripture. When Jesus stopped and talked with her in the middle of the day, He defied cultural boundaries. Not only did he talk to a Samaritan, hated by the Jews, but he spoke publicly with a woman. Her life was changed by that conversation with Jesus, and she went on to tell her whole community about what Jesus had done for her. Although she had no name in the Bible, she was celebrated as a saint of great renown and named Photini/Photina by the Eastern Orthodox Church. Her witness was said to have brought so many to the faith that she is described as "equal to the apostles". She suffered greatly for her faith and was eventually martyred.(John 4)
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