שִׁמְשׁוֹן – Samson, “Man of Sun”, a judge of the Israelites famed for his great physical strength. Samson’s mother was barren, but in promising an Angel that she would take the vows of nazir and that “no razor shall touch the head of the child”, she conceived a son. Samson grew to be a great warrior and defender of the Israelites against the oppressing Philistines. The tale of his demise at the hand of Delilah is one of the best-known in the Bible (See Shoftim chapter 16).

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