Book of Judges
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Might these filmmakers perchance have had Judges in mind when they referenced Biblical violence?
This interview with a Bible scholar gives some context to all that sex in Judges.
An interesting article to help us think about the black widows of Judges.
MOVIE OR TV PRODUCTIONS
The epic story of love and betrayal from the guy who brought you The Ten Commandments.
A made-for-TV movie starring—wait for it—Michael Gambon, Dennis Hopper, and Elizabeth Hurley as Delilah.
A mosaic depicting scenes and lettering from Judges was discovered in an ancient synagogue excavated in 2012. Cool!
A penny-sized carving showing what we think is a man and a lion gives the Samson vs. lion story some archeological street cred.
A sad little ode to Samson sung from Delilah's perspective.
A clever rendition of the Plain White Ts's 2006 acoustic pop hit—with a Judges twist.
You can listen to each chapter of Judges online here, or download free MP3s for your next Hebrew Bible listening party.
From Saint-Saens' well-loved operatic retelling of Samson and Delilah. Perfect background music while reading chapters 14-16. Or synchronized swimming.
There cannot be a more delightful way to hear the story of Deborah, Barak, Jael, Sisera, and the gang than for the legendary Lawrence Olivier to read it like he's reciting Shakespeare.
If any Bible story deserves the comic book treatment, it's Samson and Delilah. Read the first 10 pages for free!
A performance of Camille Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila. Check out those flowing locks!