Jesus, the New Samson

David Garland believes Matthew is making a word play on the word “nazarite.” By doing so, he is comparing Jesus to Samson. Like Samson, Jesus  “was made holy to God from his mother’s womb (Judges 16:17) and was to save Israel from its enemies (Judges 13:5). Like Samson, Jesus is a specially consecrated person who will save his people. Like Samson, Jesus will save his people through his own death” (Reading Matthew, 31).

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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