1. Judges 16:3 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does the narrator seem to treat the Philistines in this verse?

Judges 16:3 (ESV)

3 But Samson lay till midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and pulled them up, bar and all, and put them on his shoulders and carried them to the top of the hill that is in front of Hebron.

It is intriguing that the Philistines, who had set a double trap for Samson, are not even mentioned when the narrator records his escape. It is as though the narrator, just like Samson, is treating them with utter contempt. They are utterly humiliated.1