Delilah Biography

Religious Figure (c. 1001–c. 1200)
Delilah was a Biblical figure who tricked strongman Samson into revealing that the secret to his strength was in his long hair.


In the Old Testament, Delilah is the central figure of Samson's last love story (Judges 16). She was a Philistine who, bribed to entrap Samson, coaxed him into revealing that the secret of his strength was his long hair, whereupon she took advantage of his confidence to betray him to his enemies. Her name has since become synonymous with a voluptuous, treacherous woman.

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