Samson's Lion

Possible Depiction of Samson Fighting Lion

A rough image that could be likened to shapes in the clouds generally doesn't peak one's interest as being any kind of proof. But, even a scratch in the dirt made at the same time and in the same place as the event it seems to depict... that can at least lead to some conclusions, albeit not really defensible ones. This find, dated to the 12th century BC and found in Beth Shemesh, fits the time and place of the Biblical Judge Samson. The image, though crude, could be depicting a man approaching a lion without a weapon. Could it be a depiction of Samson taking on a lion with his bare hands? Well, yes, it could be, but we'll let you decide for yourself. Enjoy!

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