The function of symbolism in Old Testament narrative is treated in this article in the case of Samson killing of a lion (Judges 14). Emmrich argues that it has greater significance than to authenticate Samson's calling as judge or to provide a demonstration of Samson’s strength. Literary and thematic parallels between Judges 14:5-6, 8, and Judges 15:14-19 are examined.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2001. 8 pages.