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Bible Insights

Since 2003, our Bible Forum column has provided readers with valuable Bible scholarship and historical context. Now the column features shorter insights and ideas from contributor's individual Bible study. This approach will continue to shed new light on familiar (or not so familiar) Bible stories, history, and scholarship. But we also hope it will inspire more readers to dig deeper into their own study of the Bible and Christian Science- and to offer their insights and discoveries for publication. 

The Delilah syndrome

From the September 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When the Reader at our Wednesday evening testimony meeting began reading the Bible’s account of Samson and Delilah, I prayed that God might provide me with new insight. In this story, Delilah feigns love for Samson while repeatedly enticing him to reveal the source of his great strength.