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"There's Violence in the Bible": Famous Directors on Violence in Film

Might these filmmakers perchance have had Judges in mind when they referenced Biblical violence?

God and Sex Author Michael Coogan on the Bible

This interview with a Bible scholar gives some context to all that sex in Judges.

Women as Violent Characters in Movies

An interesting article to help us think about the black widows of Judges.

MOVIE OR TV PRODUCTIONS

Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949)

The epic story of love and betrayal from the guy who brought you The Ten Commandments.

Samson and Delilah (1996)

A made-for-TV movie starring—wait for it—Michael Gambon, Dennis Hopper, and Elizabeth Hurley as Delilah.

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

Ancient Samson Mosaic Discovered in 2012

A mosaic depicting scenes and lettering from Judges was discovered in an ancient synagogue excavated in 2012. Cool!

Ancient Samson Seal Discovered in 2012

A penny-sized carving showing what we think is a man and a lion gives the Samson vs. lion story some archeological street cred.

VIDEO

"Hey There Delilah" (Bible Version)

A clever rendition of the Plain White Ts's 2006 acoustic pop hit—with a Judges twist.

AUDIO

Audio Reading of the Book of Judges (KJV)

You can listen to each chapter of Judges online here, or download free MP3s for your next Hebrew Bible listening party.

Camille Saint-Saens's Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila (London Symphony Orchestra)

From Saint-Saens' well-loved operatic retelling of Samson and Delilah. Perfect background music while reading chapters 14-16. Or synchronized swimming.

Audio of Judges 4 & 5, "The Song of Deborah" (KJV) à la Lawrence Olivier

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.

IMAGES

Samson the Nazirite #1 (Comic Book)

If any Bible story deserves the comic book treatment, it's Samson and Delilah. Read the first 10 pages for free!

Samson at the Opera

A performance of Camille Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila. Check out those flowing locks!

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