Story of Samson – Book of Judges: Chapter 13-14
as re-told & illustrated by Nick Dupree
Panel 1: But his wife said to him, “If the Lord wanted to kill us…He would not have shown us all these things; and at this time He would not let us hear (such things) as these.” 13.23
Panel 2: And the woman bore a son and called his name Samson… 13.24
I pictured Samson coming out of the womb already ripped.
Panel 3: and the lad grew, and the Lord blessed him. 13.24
Panel 4: Samson before his parents, towering more than a head taller than them. ”I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines; so now take her to me for a wife.” 14.2
Panel 5: Now his father went down concerning the woman… 14.10
I pictured his father (Manoah) going to the house of another man to arrange the marriage, awkward.
Panel 6: and Samson made there a feast… 14.10
I pictured Samson feasting like the barbarian meme, om-nomming a leg of meat going BAR BAR BAR… the Greeks labeled non-Greeks barbarian because they thought non-Greek languages sounded like BAR BAR BAR BAR BAR BAR BAR!
Panel 7: 14.12: Now Samson said to them, “Let me ask you a riddle, if you can tell it to me (within) the seven days of feasting and you will guess it, then
Panel 8: But if you cannot tell it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen sheets and thirty suits of clothing…” 14.13
I pictured the Philistines he asked the riddle at the feast with a sort of muppety appearance.
Panel 9: and they said to him, “Ask your riddle that we may hear it.” 14.13