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Editor says, what if Samson had anticipated Delilah's trickery? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1049 B.C.,discovering a Philistine plot to cause his downfall the enraged Israelite Judge Samson used an asses jawbone to slay Delilah, the temptress paid eleven hundred silver coins to find the secret of his superhuman strength.
Samson slays DelilahBut his rage was soon replaced with pity and then finally remorse.
After praying to God for forgiveness, he pulled two pillars together, and down came the Tabanacle. "Thus he killed many more as he died than while he lived". (Judges 16:30).
Editor says, in the Book of Judges we learn that the Philistines approach Delilah and induce her (with 1100 silver coins each) to try to find the secret of Samson's strength. Samson, not wanting to reveal the secret, teases her, telling her that he will lose his strength should he be bound with fresh bowstrings. She does so while he sleeps, but when he wakes up he snaps the strings. She persists, and he tells her he can be bound with new ropes. She ties him up with new ropes while he sleeps, and he snaps them, too. She asks again, and he says he can be bound if his locks are woven together. She weaves them together, but he undoes them when he wakes. Eventually Samson tells Delilah that he will lose his strength with the loss of his hair. Delilah calls for a servant to shave Samson's seven locks. Since that breaks the Nazarite oath, God leaves him, and Samson is captured by the Philistines,who stab out his eyes with their swords.
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