Judges 13-14: On the Birth and Betrothal of Israel’s Surprising, Set-Apart, and Sinful Savior (Bible Talk, Ep. 78)
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 13–14. They discuss Samson, Israel’s surprising, set-apart, and sinful savior.
1:18 / Where are we in the book of Judges?
3:36 / What is a Nazarite?
5:46 / How is Samson part of a pattern of important offspring being born to barren women?
13:54 / Sam and Jim point out other patterns in the birth of Samson.
19:16 / Samson wants to marry a Philistine woman.
23:54 / How can the author of Judges make a definitive statement about the purposes of the Lord? (Judges 14:4)
24:55 / What’s noteworthy about Samson slaying a lion and eating honey out of it?
29:32 / “Sometimes sin tastes like honey, but it’s always surrounded in death”—is this a proper application of Samson’s honey-from-a-lion-carcass story?
32:49 / Why does Samson tell this unusual riddle? (Judges 14:14)
35:31 / Samson has the worst wedding ever.
38:48 / What’s the big idea of Judges 14? How would you preach Christ?
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For more on Nazarite vows, listen to Bible Talk Episode 44: On How Moses’ Test for Adultery Is Different Than Monty Python’s Test for Witches.