Tumblr Mummification Bondage. The "Kink" James Version? Samson and Delilah, Queer Interpretation, an

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Is the Bible kinky? This video discusses two essays about the story of Samson and Delilah in Judges 16. What have queer readers said about the scene in which Delilah ties Samson up? I discuss two essays with different perspectives, and I try to show that reading the Bible can be pretty sexy sometimes.


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Rowlett, Lori. “Violent Femmes and S/M: Queering Samson and Delilah.” Pages 106–115 in Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible. Edited by Ken Stone. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplements 334. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim, 2001.



Derks, Marco. “‘If I Be Shaven, Then My Strength Will Go from Me’: A Queer Reading of the Samson Narrative.” Biblical Interpretation 23 (2015): 553–573. doi:10.1163/15685152-02345p05.
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