1. Judges 16:14 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Should it be surprising that there was a loom in Delilah’s home?

Judges 16:14 (ESV)

14 So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his head and wove them into the web. And she made them tight with the pin and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he awoke from his sleep and pulled away the pin, the loom, and the web.

It ought not to be surprising that there was a loom where Samson and Delilah were, which was most likely a room in Delilah’s home. For, the reference in Judges 14:12 to thirty linen garments implies that clothes made from woven cloth were common at least among the Philistines.1