Samson Game

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Samson Game

Description
The Samson Game allows you to become the strongest man in the world. Use the mouse to move and attack. Kill Philistines to grow your hair. The longer your hair the stronger you become, you’ll gain new weapons such as a donkey jaw bone or a hungry fox. Be sure that no one steps or cuts your hair, there ladies after your lovely locks, so be careful. Also be sure not to step on your hair yourself.

This game is roughly based on the Bible story of Samson. It’s a good story, one of my favorites, the game will make more sense if you know it, but regardless its fun anway.

Controls:
Fire: left_mouse
Movement: mouse

Instructions:
Use the mouse to move and attack. Kill Philistines to grow your hair. The longer your hair the stronger you become, you’ll gain new weapons such as a donkey jaw bone or a hungry fox. Be sure that no one steps or cuts your hair, there ladies after your lovely locks, so be careful. Also be sure not to step on your hair yourself.

Did you know that Samson was born to aged parents.

He was a Nazirite set apart for God’s service and therefore did not cut his hair or drink alcohol. His exploits included tearing a lion apart with his bare hands, killing a company of the men of Ashdod, setting fire to their fields and orchards, tearing down and carrying the gates of Gaza on his back for over 30 miles and slaughtering a thousand men with the jawbone of an ass. After a Philistine woman named Delilah enticed Samson to reveal the secret of his great strength, she cut off his hair, and the Philistines gouged out his eyes, bound him with strong fetters, and set him to grind at the mill in the prison. But Samson’s hair, the secret of his strength, began to grow again. The day came when the Philistine lords sent for the blind Samson to laugh at him. Samson felt for the pillars on which the house rested, pulled them down, and died along with many Philistines. When the pillars fell and the temple collapsed, Samson killed more Philistines during his death then throughout his whole lifetime.

Samson and Delilah – Story Summary:

When Samson fell for Delilah, a woman from the Valley of Sorek, it marked the beginning of his downfall and eventual demise. It didn’t take long for the rich and powerful Philistine rulers to learn of the affair and immediately pay a visit to Delilah. You see, Samson was judge over Israel at the time and had been taking out great vengeance on the Philistines—but that’s another story. Hoping to capture him, the Philistine leaders each offered Delilah a sum of money to collaborate with them in a scheme to uncover the secret of Samson’s great strength.

Using her powers of seduction and deception, Delilah persistently wore down Samson with her repeated requests, until he finally divulged the crucial information. Having taken the Nazirite vow at birth, Samson had been set apart to God. As part of that vow, his hair was never to be cut. When Samson told Delilah that his strength would leave him if a razor were to be used on his head, she cunningly crafted her plan with the Philistine rulers.

While Samson slept on her lap, Delilah called in a co-conspirator to shave off the seven braids of his hair. Subdued and weak, Samson was captured.

Rather than killing him, the Philistines preferred to humiliated him by gouging out his eyes and subjecting him to hard labor in a Gaza prison. As he slaved at grinding grain, his hair began to grow, but the careless Philistines paid no attention. And in spite of his horrible failures and sins of great consequence, Samson’s heart now turned to the Lord. He was humbled. He prayed to God—a first—and God answered.

During a pagan sacrificial ritual, the Philistines had gathered in Gaza to celebrate. As was their custom, they paraded their prized enemy prisoner into the temple to entertain the jeering crowds. Samson braced himself between the two central support pillars of the temple and pushed with all his might. Down came the temple, killing Samson and all of the people in it. Through his death, Samson destroyed more of his enemies in this one sacrificial act, than he had previously killed in all the battles of his life.

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4 Comments

  1. Deej great post. Yet again, another exapmle of a NORMAL person in the Bible and their very NORMAL reaction. Makes me feel so much better. How many times I come before God and just say, pulling my hair out, What do I do?! or, God, I screwed up again! I love that prayer can be that casual and natural. PS. I don’t know how you parents do it. Parenting must be the SCARIEST adventure in the entire world! Love you!

  2. It’s interesting to see this and know that if Samson just fowloled the LORD then God’s plan would get accomplished in an even better way! Sure God used Samson for what needed to be done but if Samson fowloled God then those bad situations wouldn’t have to happen/ COOLER things would have gotten done!I need to follow God’s plan i don’t want a wasted life

  3. Ellen wrote:You will not find the infallibility of the crhuch in Scripture.The word we may be searching for is “indefectible” (Matthew 16:18, John 14:26, 16:18), a mark of the crhuch on which we can, I hope, all agree.Atlantic wrote:I still don’t think we have the same definition of infallibilityMore importantly, you don’t have the same definition of inspiration!!!Ellen wrote:God’s Word does not return to Him void.One of my favorite passages, Isaiah 55:11.Ellen wrote:Even Rome leaves room for doctrinal disagreements.Leaves room for mystery.Carrie wrote:I also believe that we are suppose to learn together as believers with the local bodyWhere two or three are gathered …Ellen, you might be interested in where she reaches conclusions very similar to your own … maybe you already read it.I had written the following about six months ago, during a study of Judges at a Reformed crhuch and thought that since Ellen shares something from the past, I could too!I think it captures the culture shock of a Catholic who studies the Bible with non-Catholics:To my mind, it was a given that biblical personages who spoke with God or were chosen by God for a specific purpose were worthy without question of my respect regardless of their deeds. Rather than leaning on Hebrews 11, this deference was more likely born of simple humility: these are immortalized in Sacred Scripture and I am not.Then I studied Matthew and learned that no one is sacred, except Jesus, of course. It was a jolt to contemplate that in Matthew 11, (Saint!) John the Baptist expresses a detrimental lack of faith in Jesus. The man a prophet! born of a promise, who leaped for joy in his mother’s womb at hearing the voice of the Mother of Jesus/God does not enter the kingdom of heaven!Now, maybe Judges isn’t the right book to get me back to my original awe of people in the Bible, but I do hope that an emphasis on giving people the benefit of the doubt will undo much of what I have soaked up in these recent studies. Otherwise, I, myself, may tumble along a similar downward spiral of which, in his characteristic, polarizing prose, C. S. Lewis warned me: The real test is this. Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally, we shall insist on seeing everything God, and our friends and ourselves included as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred. Mere Christianity Book III Christian Behavior Chapter 7 Forgiveness Carrie wrote:If an unbeliever read the Bible they might find it odd that so many of the “great men” who did God’s work always had their goof ups recorded.Honestly, I never noticed the goof ups until I started studying with Protestants. And frankly, you’ll have to draw your own conclusions (and hopefully share them with me) because I don’t know how to reconcile my personal experience into your statement above.Pax Christi.

  4. Another great post.I am attracted to the Solomon for its frmoal qualities: The draftsmanship, the staging, The swirling lines of action, the force and tension. This guy was the Frazetta or Jack Kirby of his day. His bombastic spectacular quality must have had an influence on early silent film directors. But it is the acting of Delilah that takes it too far for me (as has been noted she appears to be like an actor in a silent film — Theda Bara perhaps? — silent film acting was often just stage acting transplanted to film and she’s playing to the back row. ) You could argue that her over the top performance represents Sampson’s subjective point of view or possibly its in keeping with the spirit of Judges author’s opinion of women (Sampson gave his first wife to his best man after she told the answer to his riddle to the Philistines, thus betraying him, then he went to a prostitute , then he fell in love with Delilah– I’m not sure if its clear if they were married …) She is basically rubbing her hands together and cackling with glee about how evil she is.While I also like the moment portrayed by Rembrandt, I ultimately voted for the Stom his acting seemed more real — Delilah has an anticipatory smile on her face because she is starting to feel that she can take power over Sampson — its the moment just before the act and to my mind ultimately more resonant because of that.I wonder though, what our choices would be if we were all walking through the “Sampson gallery” of some uber museum and viewing these works in person instead of on a computer monitor?

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