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Introducing himself, Harapha says he has not come for a friendly visit, but because he is curious to see the man who might have been his most worthy opponent if they had met in battle. Samson replies that seeing him will reveal nothing; only a fight would suffice. Harapha is surprised at Samson's brazenness, considering his condition, but Samson challenges him to a fight in a confined place, where eyesight will not be a major consideration. Harapha can use whatever weapons he wishes, and Samson will use merely an oak staff. Harapha says Samson's strength is from magic, but Samson insists it is from the Israelites' God, who is stronger than Dagon. The giant retorts that Samson's God has left him defeated and in the hands of his enemies. Besides, the Israelite God would not appoint a low-life like Samson to...

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