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

What was the point of uprooting Gaza’s gates?

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.

Samson’s gesture is a statement of defiance to the Philistines: You will never get me!