Delilah

Delilah (דלילהDlila, Standard Hebrew meaning " weakened or uprooted or impoverished" from the root dal meaning "weak or poor") appears only in the Hebrew bible Book of Judges 16, where she is the "woman in the valley of Sorek" whom Samson loved, and who was his downfall. Her figure, one of several dangerous temptresses in the Hebrew bible, has become emblematic: "Samson loved Delilah, she betrayed him, and, what is worse, she did it for money". Madlyn Kahr begins her study of the Delilah motif in European painting. The story of Samson in Judges 13-16 portrays a man who was given great strength by God but who ultimately lost his strength through the Delilah's shaving of his hair. Samson was born into an Israelite family, the son of Manoah and his wife who is never named. Both are visited by the Angel of the Lord and told that their child will be a Nazirite from birth.

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