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    Judges

    So my daily morning bible study is currently in Judges. Just got to the point where Samson martyred himself. I've been thinking about all the events recorded in Judges about Samson. As a whole, it's such a crazy story, with the riddle of the Lion being the craziest.

    Also, 50 years ago in Sunday school, they taught us Samson got his great strength from his long hair. That also seemed Crazy. I'm glad I learned during this study, that the source of Samson's strength was God [YHWH], so at least the moral of the story was no longer crazy to me.
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    At one point I had to go try to research the architectural norms of their temples. Was thinking about the twin pillars motif.

    By the way, did you think there might be another level concerning the lion and the honey?
    As if to say the lion that would eat Samson could be representative of the Philistines themselves. And the honey was , well, his sweet honey from among the Philistines. Or was Samson getting his strength back from God and slaying the many Philistines inside their temple the sweetness, the honey within the lion?
    I don't know. It's just something I thought about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    ... 50 years ago in Sunday school, they taught us Samson got his great strength from his long hair. That also seemed Crazy.
    If that's what "they" taught you, it was indeed crazy because it totally misses what the story is about. As an object lesson Samson was given great strength because of his obedience to God's instructions about his hair, it was not about the hair itself.

    When Samson rejected God's rule and followed his gonads it all fell apart so he blindly suffered and then died young. And THAT'S the message WE should also get about his lustful story.

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    By the way JonB, through the centuries the bees are a symbol also. As it was then it still is today, a pretty interesting research project in and of itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Good Cheer View Post
    At one point I had to go try to research the architectural norms of their temples. Was thinking about the twin pillars motif.

    By the way, did you think there might be another level concerning the lion and the honey?
    As if to say the lion that would eat Samson could be representative of the Philistines themselves. And the honey was , well, his sweet honey from among the Philistines. Or was Samson getting his strength back from God and slaying the many Philistines inside their temple the sweetness, the honey within the lion?
    I don't know. It's just something I thought about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Good Cheer View Post
    By the way JonB, through the centuries the bees are a symbol also. As it was then it still is today, a pretty interesting research project in and of itself.
    Good Cheer,
    thanks, you've given me a few things to thing about.
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    All of Judges represents a tough life. Can you imagine the thought process in catching 300 foxes, tying their tales together, then placing a firebrand in the tails and letting the animals run through your enemy's grain field? To a hunter that may be more difficult than killing the Philistines with a jawbone or bringing down the temple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1hole View Post
    If that's what "they" taught you, it was indeed crazy because it totally misses what the story is about. As an object lesson Samson was given great strength because of his obedience to God's instructions about his hair, it was not about the hair itself.

    When Samson rejected God's rule and followed his gonads it all fell apart so he blindly suffered and then died young. And THAT'S the message WE should also get about his lustful story.
    well put...

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