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    Epic Jawbone

    ...When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him; and the spirit of the Lord rushed on him, and the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands. Then he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, reached down and took it, and with it he killed a thousand men. And Samson said,

    “With the jawbone of a donkey,
    heaps upon heaps,
    with the jawbone of a donkey
    I have slain a thousand men.”


    If we had a video recording of the battle above, that was clearly of epic proportions, precisely what would we see? For example, how did the Philistine battalion arrange itself in opposition to Samson to the point that Samson was able to work his way through 1000 soldiers with a jawbone? Was he just smacking them one-by-one? How did this battle literally play out?

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    He made it into a boomerang and threw it at them while they were lined up.


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    Multiple people attacking one person can get in each others' way. He was probably larger than the norm, giving him greater reach, and may well have been blessed with supernatural speed as well as strength.
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    They all came at him one at a time. Just like in the movies.


    Does it really matter?


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    It could also be that when they say "a thousand" that it is not meant to be seen as an exact number but rather an indication that he slew a very large number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    It could also be that when they say "a thousand" that it is not meant to be seen as an exact number but rather an indication that he slew a very large number.
    That is almost certainly the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    It could also be that when they say "a thousand" that it is not meant to be seen as an exact number but rather an indication that he slew a very large number.
    Trump wrote the bible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Trump wrote the bible?
    Samson... Trump... both have hair issues...

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    Thank you all, very much so, for your input.

    I think we can all agree that this was an epic; nay, jaw-dropping battle, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawly View Post
    Thank you all, very much so, for your input.

    I think we can all agree that this was an epic; nay, jaw-dropping battle, indeed.
    smiley jawdrop.gif

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