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Delilah

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Delilah was a woman, probably a Philistine*, who received a large amount of silver for telling the enemies of Samson, the Israelite hero, the source of his great strength. After seducing Samson to win his confidence, she got him to reveal what made him stronghis long, thick hair. She then lured him to sleep and had his hair cut. As a result, Samson became weak, and the Philistines were able to seize him. The name Delilah has taken on the meaning of temptress or betrayer. The story of Samson and Delilah is the subject of a painting by Rembrandt and an opera by Saint-Saëns.

See also Samson.

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Delilah (dĬlī´lə), in the Book of Judges, courtesan in the pay of the Philistines, perhaps a Philistine herself, who was loved by Samson. She learned that his strength lay in his long hair and betrayed him to his enemies by cutting it off.

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Delilah Philistine woman in the Old Testament (Judges 16). The mistress of Samson, she betrayed him to the Philistines by cutting his hair, the source of his strength, while he slept.

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Delilah

Delilah in the Bible, a woman who betrayed her husband Samson to the Philistines by revealing to them that the secret of his strength lay in his long hair.

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