Samson was a Nazarite, an ascetic, who abstained from worldly pleasures, including drinking alcohol and even cutting his hair. When Samson was on his way to meet the Philistine girl he wanted to wed, he encountered an attacking lion. The Lord gave him super human strength to fight and destroy it. Later, when on his way to his wedding, he observed bees producing honey in the carcass of the lion - an unexpected lesson in life, that something sweet can result from something quite the opposite.
An artistic rendering of Samson wrestling with the fierce lion in the Philistine city of Timnat, in ancient Mesopotamian style typical of the Canaanite period,. A stylized palm tree symbolizes the Land of Israel, where this scene took place.
The inscription, "Samson and the Lion, Judges 14:3" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "1" with "New Sheqel". The year of issue "5769/2009" and the word "Israel" in Hebrew, English and Arabic. The State Emblem at the right.