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Great Leaders of the Bible (1973)

Great Leaders of the Bible (1973)

(August 2005)
Genres:
Historical
From the book of Judges come the inspiring stories of two heroes, Gideon and Samson, banded together to bridge the centuries of Bible history.

Beginning with the story of Gideon, a man is instructed by God to go forth and save Israel from the hands of the Midianites. The Lord instructs Gideon to pull down the altar of the idol god Baal. But in order to know the prefect will of God, Gideon places a fleece of wool before the Lord. Full of faith, he takes 300 men and rises against the Midianites, bringing peace and rest to the land of Israel for forty years.

Samson, from birth, was a Nazarite of God. Gifting him with the strength of an army, strength derived from his hair, God uses both the strength and weaknesses of Samson to deliver Israel from the Philistines. Temptation to the fruits of the beautiful Philistine girls results in Samson's destruction of the Philistines crops, and the slaughter of one thousand Philistine soldiers. Terrorized by the strength of Samson, the Philistines hire a girl, Delilah, to seduce him and discover the source of his strength. She finally succeeds and Samson's hair is sheared. He is turned over to the Philistines. In time his hair begins to grow and the strength of the Lord returns to him.

See also:
Jacob, the Man Who Fought With God (1963)
Joseph and His Brethren (1962)
Saul and David (1965)
Epics of the Old Testament Collection

 
 

 

 

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