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about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also
reference to where Samson is mentioned in the Holy
And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy
great strength lieth,
and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Samson?
The definition and outline of Samson is as follows: According to the
Old Testament he was an Israelite judge who performed great feats of
strength. He was betrayed to the Philistines by
Delilah, his mistress.
Samson and Delilah Bible Story
Biography, Facts and
Information about Samson
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provides a concise biography with facts and information about Samson:
the son of Manoah, born at Zorah. The narrative of his life is given
in Judg. 13-16. He was a "Nazarite unto God" from his birth, the
first Nazarite mentioned in Scripture (Judg. 13:3-5; Compare Numbers
6:1-21). The first recorded event of his life was his marriage with
a Philistine woman of Timnath (Judg. 14:1-5). Such a marriage was
not forbidden by the law of Moses, as the Philistines did not form
one of the seven doomed Canaanite nations (Exodus 34:11-16;
Deuteronomy 7:1-4). It was, however, an ill-assorted and unblessed
marriage. His wife was soon taken from him and given "to his
companion" (Judges 14:20). For this Samson took revenge by burning
the "standing corn of the Philistines" (15:1-8), who, in their turn,
in revenge "burnt her and her father with fire." Her death he
terribly avenged (15:7-19).
the twenty years following this he judged Israel; but we have no
record of his life. Probably these twenty years may have been
simultaneous with the last twenty years of Eli's life. After this we
have an account of his exploits at Gaza (16:1-3), and of his
infatuation for Delilah, and her treachery (16:4-20), and then of
his melancholy death (16:21-31). He perished in the last terrible
destruction he brought upon his enemies. "So the dead which he slew
at his death were more [in social and political importance=the elite
of the people] than they which he slew in his life."
We have selected Samson as one of the most important people and
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of this famous person.
Much of the information is taken from
the classic reference books including
Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
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