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Delilah cut off Samson's hair

A servant cut off Samson's hair

Who cut off Samson's hair?

Everyone knows the famous biblical story of Samson and Delilah.

Samson, a Nazirite, had been gifted huge strength and the Philistines, who were at war with his people, wanted to know where it came from. They sent Delilah, a beautiful woman, to seduce him and find it's source. After three attempts to get him to tell her, he finally did, and said it was his hair.

In the night, Samson's hair was mysteriously all cut off and he lost his great strength. But who actually cut it?

Eveyone instantly thinks it was Delilah herself who did it, but it turns out she actually ordered a male servant to sneak into his bedchamber and do it in the night, whilst he was sleeping.

Early superhero

Cecil B. DeMille's 1949 epic Samson and Delilah popularised the story to the masses, and portrayed Victor Mature as the hero with super powers, in the same mould as modern movies such as Hulk, Thor etc.

Bible changes feature strongly with the Mandela Effect, the most famous one being The Lion and the Lamb. Since it's the best selling book of all time, it seems remarkable the words and stories learned by so many for so long can be different in any way at all.