Samson in Mahaneh-Dan

Alyssa Ferguson
ILLUMINATION
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3 min readMay 31, 2023

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(Excerpt from The Philistines, a work in progress)

The Story of Samson / Cornelis Massys. Public domain — downloaded from Lookandlearn.com 5/26/2023

The woman bore a son, and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the Lord blessed him. The spirit of the Lord began to stir him in Mahaneh-dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol. (The Holy Bible, NRSV. Judges 13:24–25)

In Zorah, a Danite, Manoah, descendant
of Denyen, Danuna, Danaans of Hellas,
a barren wife wed, she nameless in history,
known nonetheless…

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Alyssa Ferguson
ILLUMINATION

Born and raised in a literary household, I write to clarify my own questions.