Jan Lievens 1607 – 1674

Samson and Delilah

oil on canvas (131 × 111 cm) — 1630-1635 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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This work is linked to Judges 16:19

Samson is asleep in the lap of his beloved Delilah. He doesn't know that she works for his enemy, the Philistines. Delilah hands a pair of scissors to a frightened Philistine. Samson had just told her the secret of his gigantic strength: his uncut hair.

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