Old Testament Essays
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FOSTER, Stuart J.. Judges 14:4' Yahweh uses Samson to provoke the Philistines. Old testam. essays [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp.292-302. ISSN 2312-3621.
Judges 14:4 presents an often overlooked hermeneutical key to the Samson story. It declares that Yahweh intended Samson's mission to provoke conflict between Israelites and Philistines. The context is potential Israelite assimilation to impressive, attractive Philistine society. The verse is set in context and analyzed in detail, including the hapax noun.