The Samson Bible story starts before Samson was born, when his mother was visited by an angel of the Lord who told her that she and her husband, Manoah, would have a son who would deliver Israel from the Philistines. Later Manoah was also visited by an angel, who told him that their son was to be a Nazarite, and must never drink wine nor cut his hair. Soon after they had a son whom they named Samson.
When Samson got older, he wrestled with the lion. He also married a Philistine woman, against his parents' advice. He went to their wedding feast and told an impossible riddle about the lion and the honey, which the Philistines were only able to answer because of Samson's new wife. In order to pay the men for guessing the riddle correctly, Samson killed thirty Philistine men from Ashkelon, and took from them what he owed the riddle guessers.
Soon after his wife was take away and he was told that she had been married to a different man and was not allowed to see her. In his anger, he put fires on the tails of 300 foxes and let them loose to destroy the Philistine corn fields. For this, his wife and her family were killed with fire. Samson was still more angry and he killed many more Philistines in return.
On this page you'll find nine Samson Bible pictures taken from my collection of antique Bibles and story books. You're welcomed to use these drawings of Samson from the Bible in your artistic creations. Click on the Samson Bible illustrations below to see more details about saving a free Samson Bible image or about purchasing the images of Samson in the Bible at a higher resolution.