Monday, February 22, 2016

Delilah of the Valley of Soreq

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And here endeth my multi-post saga of the great train journey up to Jerusalem through the Valley of Soreq.


But not without recalling a Bible story --
 "And it came to pass afterward, that he [Samson] loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah."


Yes, the famous story of Samson and Delilah -- how she tricked him into revealing the secret of his super strength, how she revealed it to the Philistines, and how they cut off his hair and weakened him.
Read it in Judges 16.
Then see more about Samson  and a bit about Delilah.
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(Linking to Our World Tuesday.)
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6 comments:

William Kendall said...

I've always had a fondness for the name Delilah.

Alice said...

A very beautiful valley.

VP said...

The name obviously reminds me of the old song...

Dina said...

VP, "Why why why, Delilah . . . ?" Now I remember too.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's a thrill to know that these are real places, and that you travel through them.

Kay said...

Every time I read about Samson and Delilah, I picture Victor Mature. I used to watch those old movies when I was a kid.