Manoah (Muh-noh´uh)

Samson’s father, a Danite from Zorah. The narrative of the events surrounding Samson’s birth (Judg 13:2-25) depicts Manoah as incredulous and slow-witted in comparison to his wife (Judg 13:8, Judg 13:11, Judg 13:20-23). According to the Bible, Manoah’s tomb lies between Zorah and Eshtaol (Judg 16:31), some fifteen miles east of Jerusalem.

Judg 13:2-25

2There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. His wife was barren, having borne no children.3And the angel of the Lord ... View more

Judg 13:8

8Then Manoah entreated the Lord, and said, “O, Lord, I pray, let the man of God whom you sent come to us again and teach us what we are to do concerning the boy ... View more

Judg 13:11

11Manoah got up and followed his wife, and came to the man and said to him, “Are you the man who spoke to this woman?” And he said, “I am.”

Judg 13:20-23

20When the flame went up toward heaven from the altar, the angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar while Manoah and his wife looked on; and they fe ... View more

Judg 16:31

31Then his brothers and all his family came down and took him and brought him up and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol in the tomb of his father Manoah. He h ... View more

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