Bible study 223 – Judges 13: “Samson 1 – Samson is born”

The angel of God tells a barren woman that she will have a son (a common theme in Genesis), and gives her a list of instructions. This list includes not shaving his head, “for the boy shall be a nazirite”. The woman has a son, and calls him Samson (I’ve heard of the story of Samson before, but all I can remember is that he was an early version of the Middle East suicide bomber. You’ll understand why at the end of the story.)

Judges 13:18
… the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask my name? It is too wonderful.”

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