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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 SamsonSamson,
in the Bible, judge of Israel. His long hair was a symbol of his vows to God, and because of this covenant Samson was strong. The enemies of his people, the Philistines, accomplished his destruction through the woman Delilah.
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. She learned that his strength lay in his long hair and betrayed him to his enemies by cutting it off.

Delilah

 

in biblical mythology, the beloved of the Hebrew hero Samson. Upon learning at the instigation of the “Philistine chiefs” that Samson’s invincible strength lay in his hair, Delilah lulled him to sleep, ordered his hair cut. and betrayed him to the Philistines. The myth of Samson and Delilah has been the subject of many works of art (the paintings of A. Mantegna and O. Gentileschi), oratorios, and operas (C. Saint-Saëns’ opera Samson et Dalila).

Delilah

fascinating and deceitful mistress of Samson. [O.T.: Judges 16]

Delilah

divulged secret of Samson’s strength to Philistines. [O.T.: Judges 16:19–20]

Delilah

tricks Samson into revealing secret of his strength. [O.T.: Judges 16:6–21]

Delilah

Samson's Philistine mistress, who deprived him of his strength by cutting off his hair (Judges 16:4--22)
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