• Clare Krishan

    An ancient seal depicting a man and a lion in hand-to-paw combat places the Biblical story of Samson in the archaeological setting of Beth Shemesh during the 12th century BCE, researchers say. Samson bears many similar traits to the Greek Herakles (and the Roman Hercules adaptation), inspired himself partially from the mesopotamian Enkidu tale https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson#Archaeology

  • Mystic Politics

    Is Ancient Artifact historical evidence for Biblical Legend of Samson? http://mysticpolitics.com/is-ancient-artifact-historical-evidence-for-biblical-legend-of-samson/

  • Robin Moore

    Ancient seal may add substance to the story of Samson in the Bible

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