An Israelite of Bible record (see Judges xiii.), distinguished for his great strength; hence, a man of extraordinary physical strength.
Polly: Journalist and writer. Coauthor of several lyrics of the Division Bell. Born in London in 1962. Wife of David Gilmour (read biography). here name means SUN in Hebrew.
(sheem-SHOHN) n. Samson. Judge of Israel (Judges 13-16).
(Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
An Israelite judge and strong-man who harassed Philistines during the period of the Judges. See Chapter 7.
Samson, Shimshon (Hebrew: ×©Ö´××žÖ°×©××•Ö¹×Ÿ, Standard Å imÅ¡on Tiberian ; meaning "of the sun" â€“ perhaps proclaiming he was radiant and mighty, or "[One who] Serves [God]") or Shama'un (Arabic) is the third to last of the Judges of the ancient Children of Israel mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the Tanach. He is described in the Book of Judges chapters 13 to 16. Interestingly, while there are many common prophets in Jewish, Christian and Islamic discourse, stories about Samson are absent in narratives from the Quran, although some Muslims consider Samson a Prophet.
Samson is an oratorio by George Frideric Handel. It was based on a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton, who based it on Milton's Samson Agonistes, which in turn was based on the figure Samson in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges. Samson is considered one of Handel's finest dramatic works.