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SAMPSON Judges Chapters 13-16 January 28 2004 THE BIRTH OF SAMPSON Israel does evil in the eyes of the Lord Israel ruled by Philistines for 40 years Sampson was judge 20 years of Philistine rule Sampsons dads name- MANOAH - Danite Lived in Zorah Sampsons mom - UNNAMED - Sterile- Spoke with THE ANGEL OF THE LORD Instructions from the ANGEL OF THE LORD to SAMPSONS MOM 1Youre sterile and childless 2Going to conceive a child 3Instructed Mom not to drink wine or fermented drink 4Instructed not to eat anything unclean 5Promised Mom a son 6Instructed Mom not to let a razor be put on his head 7Son to be a Nazirite - Set apart to God from birth 8Will begin the deliverance of Israel from the Philistines Samsons Mom relayed this information to Manoah Manoah prayed to God for a second visitation of THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ANGEL OF THE LORD returned a second time to give instructions over again to Manoah ANGEL OF THE LORD offered food - He refused Manoah offered a grain offering on a rock ANGEL OF THE LORD ascended into the flames and disappeared Manoah thought he and his wife were going to die Wife assured him they would not Wife conceived and bore a son Names the son SAMPSON SAMPSON grew and the Lord blessed him SPIRIT OF THE LORD began to stir in him Sampson lived in Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol SAMPSONS FIRST MARRIAGE Chapter 14 Went to Timnah Found beautiful Philistine woman Asked Mother and Father if he could have her to wife Parents warned him he was not to marry uncircumcised people Sampson demanded she be his wife Sampson and parents went to Timnah to ask for the girl in marriage In route Sampson kills a lion with bare hands At a later date he went back to get his bride In route found honey in the carcass
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