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Samson: (a) The seventh of the Judges, he judged the Israelites for twenty years (951-931 BCE). A nazirite from birth and of legendary strength, he single-handedly terrorized the occupying Philistines, once killing one thousand of them with a donkey’s jawbone. Samson’s Philistine wife, Delilah, persuaded him to reveal to her the source of his great strength—his never-cut hair. She revealed the secret to the Philistines, who cut his hair and incarcerated him. At a pagan festival, Samson knocked down the pillars supporting the building, killing himself and thousands of Philistines. (b) A common Jewish name.
Philistine Oppression, Samson the Nazirite, Samson's First Exploits, Further Exploits, Samson Recognized As Judge, Delilah, Samson's End
As told in Judges 13-16 and the Talmud
Samson was a nazarite who was endowed by G‑d with herculean strength, which he used to fight the Philistines.
Judge and Leader 2810 - 2831
For forty long and bitter years, with few intermissions, the Jews had been feeling the crushing weight of Philistine oppression, nor being able to win a decisive victory over their cruel foe. The Philistines were the "whip" with which the Almighty was pun...
Samson was so strong that the surrounding Phillistines were shaking in fear from his might. Nothing at all could come in his way. Here is the story of his life and the secret behind his strength.
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The haftarah for Naso is the story of Samson's birth, even before which he was ordained from On High to be a lifelong nazir.
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