Author: David Grossman.
A literary/philosophical exploration of the biblical story of Samson. The author spins out various possibilities and nuances or character and relationship from the tiniest scraps of text. He explores and elaborates on the personality of Samson – a mass murderer, a man feared by all, a figure pre-ordained by his God in all of his human relationships — everything about his life making him a pawn of God, a mere tool to provoke the enemies of Israel. A man of invincible strength driven to seek out women who will betray him and always being betrayed. The first suicide-killer . Worth seeing the Bill Moyer Youtube interview about this book. In it Grossman relates some aspects of Samson and his difficulties with its own extreme power to the state of Israel itself.