Even before a messenger arrived to warn Samson at the fortress of Etam that thousands of soldiers were coming to take him, the young and powerful Danite spotted the army of three thousand from atop the fortress. He could tell by the dress and insignia of the soldiers that they were of the tribe of Judah. He could think of no valid reason why fellow Israelites would be a threat to him or the men with him. Samson Is Arrested. When the leaders of the army of Judah met with Samson and the other men at the fortress, the reason for the presence of so many men was soon made known. "We admire your great strength and we have marveled at the ways you have used it and your sense of humor in making the faxes set fire to the Philistines' crops," the captain of the army of Judah told Samson.
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