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Samson (12th century BC) – Hebrew leader
Everyone knows the story of Samson and his almost superhuman strength, how he routed an army of Philistines by crushing their skulls with the jawbone of an ass, how he slew a lion with his bare hands, and of how, at the end of his life, blinded through the treachery of his lover, Delilah, he pulled down the pillars of a great temple in which many leading Philistines were gathered and destroyed them all.
There is no reason to disbelieve the existence of a man of immense strength who could, like many professional weight lifters and ‘muscle men’, do things which ordinary folk could not. Perhaps the stories about Samson were exaggerated, because as a leader of men he defeated the Philistines in several battles after a long period in which the Hebrews had always been beaten.