It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday. I’m currently working through the story of Samson in the book of Judges. A couple of days ago I went over Judges 14 and came across this interesting tidbit of biblical wisdom.
“Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman, and he liked her.” – Judges 14:5-7
Samson is a physically strong guy in the Bible, but we are told by the Bible to believe that Samson stopped a charging lion, grabbed the lion who two hands, and ripped the lion apart from one end to the other. Yeah…sure. And then it got weirder. The Bible takes time to say Samson didn’t tell his parents and then went to talk to the woman he was demanding to be his wife. There’s a big disconnect here on top of the fact that you can’t tear a lion apart with your bare hands. Then again, the Bible isn’t exactly prone to correct science.