How many brothers and sisters did Samson have, and what were their names?


Judges 16:31

ESV - 31 Then 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 Manoah his father. He had judged Israel twenty years.

Clarify Share Report Asked February 04 2021 Mini Anonymous

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
To my knowledge, the verse cited in the question is the only verse that speaks of Samson having brothers. This indicates to me that Samson's father apparently had more than one wife, because the Bible does not mention Samson's mother (who had been barren prior to conceiving Samson, as indicated in Judges 13:2) as having had any children other than Samson. 

The Bible also does not mention how many brothers (or sisters) (who would have actually been half-brothers or half-sisters) Samson might have had, or what their names were.

February 05 2021 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I saw the excellent movie, "Samson," and in it, Samson has a brother, Caleb. Caleb serves as a moral compass for Samson throughout the film. Samson's brother, Caleb, continually encourages and reminds him of his purpose in an attempt to keep him focused on his life’s mission. 


A bit of a stretch? The Bible nowhere names this brother. Or the other brother or brothers for that matter. God tells us only in this verse that he had "brothers." (Judges 16:31)

July 31 2022 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining