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Samson

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(c. 1001–c. 1200)
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Samson is a well-known Biblical figure touted for his great strength and long hair. He appears in the Old Testament in the Book of Judges.

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Samson is a Biblical figure who appears in the Book of Judges, 13-16. He was an Israelite who followed the proscriptions of Nazirite life, which included not drinking nor trimming his locks. A man of tremendous strength, his power was sapped after his lover Delilah cut his hair. While generally believed to be a legend, some have thought Samson’s story has elements of historical truth.

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