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Samson

by Micha F. Lindemans
A Nazarite and possessed of extraordinary strength, one of the Biblical Judges. His adventures are found in the Book of Judges, chapters 13-16, and he is mentioned in the New Testament (Hebrews 11:32). The Philistine woman Delilah betrayed him into the hands of the Philistines.

The name could be derived from shemesh, 'sun', either as a diminutive, or better 'sun-man'.


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Shimshon
    Shimshun

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