Excerpts from my 4th book “The Falsehoods of the Bible (Old Testament) due out late in 2021.
Session – 95
The Book of Judges Chapter 14
In Session 94 Chapter 13 We learned that burnt offerings stemmed from paganism and carried over to Christianity.
If God can repeatedly find a hero’s too repeatedly save the Israelites, whom repeatedly do evil, then why can’t he find a hero for all the innocent children across the world who are repeatedly abused and murdered for the pleasure of an individual. In there lies the falsehoods of—God, the Bible, Christianity, and prayer.
Speaking about falsehoods:
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son (Judg. 13:3).
OK, were have I heard this story before?
For, lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philis’-tines (Judg. 13:5).
And the woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the Lord Blessed him (Judg. 13:24).
Some have claimed that Samson was born to enhance the power of God, but in the end—he enhanced the power of the devil, by failing to save Israel and committing suicide.
One must remember that the story of Samson is a folkloristic to begin with—and the devil is in the details.
Samson was never ordained to save Israel from the Philistines; he was used as a puppet by the puppet master to start the deliverance process. Note the last sentence of (Judg. 13.5) and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philis’-tines. The key phrase in this verse is—“he shall begin.”
In the meantime, Samson kills a lion with his bare hands, while the spirit of the Lord was upon him. OK, let’s move on down the yellow brick road.
Ivan Peter Kovak