Delilah

Delilah (Di-li´luh)

A woman, probably Philistine, who was loved by Samson. After three unsuccessful attempts to discover the secret of his strength, she succeeded and betrayed him to the Philistines for money (Judg 16:4-22). Her name (perhaps meaning “loose hair” or “small, slight”) is a pun on the Hebrew word for “night” (laylah); Samson’s is related to “sun” (shemesh).

Judg 16:4-22

4After this he fell in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.5The lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her, “Coax him, an ... View more

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