|Delilah the harlot tells the Philistines about Samson's secret to his strength|
Leah had 6 boys: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Isachar and Zebulun. Rachel had Joseph and Benjamin. Zilpah had Gad and Asher. Bilhah had DAN and Naphtali.
|Deborah, a Judge and Prophet 1150 BCE|
Known for her Song of Victory; roused Israelite tribes to revolt under Barak against the Canaanite king Jabin of Hazor and Sisera, his ally and commander.
|Philistines introduced the opium poppy to the Levant|
The Philistines were a fighting people by nature and this group came from Crete. after being repulsed from Egypt by Rameses III. They dominated parts of Judah in the period of the Judges. By 1194 BCE, the Philistines had seized the southern coastal area of Eretz Yisrael where they founded 5 principalities: Gaza, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Ekron and Gath.
Samson married her and held a feast as was the custom. He asks a riddle of her people and they could not answer. Somehow, Samson's wife is given in marriage to his companion by her father. Later, Samson wants to see her, as she is his wife and he brings a goat kid as an offering, but her father won't allow him to enter the house. The father's excuse was that he had given her in marriage to his friend as he thought that Samson hated her because of his temper over the riddle.
|History reverses: Now Palestinians are burning fields of Israel with their kites.|
|The kit fox|
Samson was so angry with this that he took foxes, set fire to their tails an set them loose in the grain fields of the Philistines and burnt down everything from grain stacks to standing grain to olive groves. In retaliation, the Philistines burned her and her father in the fire. Samson struck at them.
Then the Gazites seized him and gouged out his eyes, binding him in copper fetters and forced him to grind grain in prison. One day the Gaziles gathered and madae a sacrifice to their god Dagon fo a celebration of having their enemy, Samson in their hands.
Update: The new video out from Netflicks of Samson follows the bible quite well until the end where Delilah's personality changes from an evil woman to a much better person, which doesn't quite fit the story as told. It's worth watching. /Samson is played by British actor Taylor James, 6'2 1/2 " tall, born 1980 in Kent, England. Delilah was played by Caitlin Leahy. I'm from the old school, sorry not to see Victor Mature playing Samson. Only he was fitting to be Samson. It's hard for a British actor to step into this role. He just doesn't look the part, either, to me; too English. The nose is too pug to be Middle Eastern. Caitlin was born in 1988 and is an American actress. Neither one have been in many movies. They did enjoy making this one. I'm glad the producers followed the bible events as much as they did.
Resource: Tanach (Bible) The Stone Edition; ArtScroll Series from Mesorah Heritage Foundation, Judges, 12:6-13:12; 13:1-16:31
The New Standard Jewish Encyclopedia