Samson was Greek

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Clive
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Samson was Greek

Post by Clive » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:20 am

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.756385


Apologies having problems cping from that link. Argument is that tribe of Dan is Greek.
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Re: Samson was Greek

Post by Ben C. Smith » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:49 am

Clive wrote:http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.756385

Argument is that tribe of Dan is Greek.
Samson has been compared to Herakles/Hercules, too. And there is a village called Bene-berak listed as a Danite possession in Joshua 19.45; Bene-berak literally means "sons of lightning". Shades of Boanerges: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2282&p=50739#p50739. Quite a few scholars have identified Dan (the tribe) as of Greek descent, I believe.
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