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Samson without his hair, what’s the deal?

June 27, 2023 /Lifestyle/ — Samson’s hair was a symbol of his Nazarite vow, which was a special religious commitment that he made to God. As a Nazarite, Samson was forbidden from cutting his hair, drinking alcohol, or coming into contact with dead bodies. These restrictions were intended to set him apart from other people and to symbolize his dedication to God.

Samson’s strength was also tied to his Nazarite vow. The Bible says that God’s Spirit would “strengthen” Samson “as long as his hair was not cut” (Judges 16:17). This suggests that Samson’s hair was a source of his spiritual power. Continue reading