1. Judges 16:6 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does the reporting of Samson’s downfall recall from earlier narratives?

Judges 16:6 (ESV)

6 So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me where your great strength lies, and how you might be bound, that one could subdue you.”

Samson’s downfall at the hands of Delilah and the Philistines is reported at length, which recalls earlier in the book, where the narrator reported in detail the downfall of important leaders like Eglon, Sisera, and Abimelech. The irony, of course, is that this time, the leader was one of Israel's deliverers.