Samson and Delilah

Synopsis: Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have children. One day, a mysterious stranger appears to Mara and promises her that she will bear a son whom she is to call Samson. The stranger tells her that as one chosen by God Samson will fight the Philistines, will have immense strength at his disposal, but that he may never cut his hair (or drink alcohol); otherwise this gift will be lost. Samson is born and as foretold he grows into a boy with amazing strength. As time passes, Samson becomes an attractive young man and young women begin to interest him more and more. Naomi, a pretty but rather melancholic girl, falls deeply in love with him. During a walk Samson learns the young woman's story. When she was a small child, her village was exterminated by the Philistines and her whole family butchered. Since then Naomi has not only been in mourning, but
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of the Philistines...

... another young man

was learning the skills of life...

... through the games he played.

Watch your guard.

Intelligence, attention, concentration.

I watch you.

You're like a butterfly.

You're here, you're there, you're gone.

Focus your attention.

Your Highness...

... focus your mind completely.

Yes. Yes, I know.

Try again, general?

As you wish, Your Highness.

Never underestimate your enemy.

No, Father.

- Good day, Delilah.

- General Tariq.

You may rise.

I wonder what her father would

think of her now, eh, commander?

A true friend and a fine soldier.

Who, I'm told, never underestimated

his enemy.

Here, use this one, commander.

- An Israelite sword.

- What's an Israelite sword?


They're a very primitive people.

Who have only ever found

a single god to worship.


Even a broken sword will kill you...

... if you let down your guard,

Your Highness.

You remind us every day

of the reasons why my father...

... values you so highly, commander.

He's possessed

of a soldier's most powerful weapon:

His intelligence.

My name is Yoram.

I was more than 10 years younger

than Samson.

I loved him as a brother.

We were both Nazarites,

dedicated to God at birth.

Did I know even then...

... that within him

lay the destiny of our people?

Perhaps I knew only that I would be

with him until the end.

There was no warning?

The Philistines came

from over there...

... out of the sunset.

There was no time to run.

And we had no arms.

My father...

... my mother...

... and my brothers.

They killed them all.

I was not spared but overlooked.

The only one who escaped.


... I'm sorry.


For bringing back that memory.

It never leaves.

Come with me. You will hear.

You will learn.

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