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Sunday, April 17, 2005 at 5:58 PM

Samson isn't stupid?

Dang, just stumbled upon something I had never noticed.

Remember the story of Samson and Delilah? Judges 13-16, commonly used by people who don't actually read the Bible (*cough* me *cough*) as just simply an example of how guys are stupid and girls are evil.

Now the whole girls are evil and guys are stupid I can leave for another time, it's just an idea for idle amusement. But I did stumble upon something that I had never noticed before:

Hebrews 11) the Hall of Faith

v. 32-38

32And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets-- 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37They were stoned, they were sawn in two,[a] they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated-- 38of whom the world was not worthy--wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

(emphasis mine)

Samson is in the hall of faith? What in the world? I thought he was just some dumb ox! Makes me want to go back and reread Judges 13-16!

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