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Judges 16 Outline: The Setting of the Little Sun



Samson goeth in to a harlot; is hemmed in; riseth at midnight; taketh the city gates, posts, and bars on his shoulders, and carrieth them up into a mountain, 1-3. Is in love with Delilah; she enticeth him to discover wherein his strength lay; is thrice deceived; at last she overcomes him, 4-20. They put out his eyes, and cast him into prison, 21. His hair grows again, 22. The lords of the Philistines and the people gather together to make sport with him to the honor of their idols; and sacrifice, 23-25. Samson getteth them to place his hands on the two pillars of the house; he prays to God; pulls down the house; and dieth: but more slain at his death than in his life, 26-30. He is buried, 31.



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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 25, 2019

Jonathan Edwards' Notes on the Bible: 'Judges 13-15: The History of Samson. Samson was charmed with the daughters of the uncircumcised Philistines, and, as it were, bewitched with them. These daughters represent those lusts, or objects of their lusts, with which men are charmed and infatuated. Samson's uniting himself with these daughters of the Philistines, proved his ruin. He had warning enough to beware of them before he was utterly destroyed by them. First, he was deceived by one of them, and suffered great damage by her falseness, by the woman of Timnath; though he loved her, she proved an enemy to him, and treacherously deprived him of thirty sheets, and thirty changes of garments, and then she was take…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 25, 2019

Thomas Boston's A View of the Covenant of Grace: 'Jesus was to avenge the blood of his slain kinsman on the slayer: Deuteronomy 19:12, "The elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the (Goel) avenger of blood, that he may die." Our Kinsman-redeemer saw all his poor kindred slain men. And the devil was the murderer, John 8:44. He had ministered poison to them in the loins of their first parent; yea, he had smitten them to death, killed them with an arrow shot through the eye. But no avenger of their blood could be found, till the second Adam, as their Kinsman-redeemer, did, in the second covenant undertake th…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 25, 2019

Matthew Henry: 'Samson's name (we have observed before) signifies a little sun (sol parvus); we have seen this sun rising very bright, and his morning ray strong and clear; and, nothing appearing to the contrary, we take it for granted that the middle of the day was proportionably illustrious, while he judged Israel twenty years; but the melancholy story of this chapter gives us such an account of his evening as did not commend his day. This little sun set under a cloud, and yet, just in the setting, darted forth one such strong and glorious beam as made him even then a type of Christ, conquering by death. Here is, I. Samson greatly endangered by his familiarity with on…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jan 25, 2019

Hebrew: Although there is no actual Hebrew here, an outline helps us to keep the context in view as we look at individual words and verses.

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