Hebrew given name (שמשון) meaning - "of the sun" or form of the personal name Samuel - "God (El) has heard".
Samson - is the third to last of the Judges of the ancient Israelites mentioned in the Tanakh and the Talmud. He is described in the Book of Judges chapters 13 to 16.
The exploits of Samson also appear in Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews, written in the last decade of the 1st century AD, as well as in works by Pseudo-Philo, written slightly earlier.
Samson is a Herculean figure, who is granted tremendous strength by God to combat his enemies and perform heroic feats unachievable by ordinary humans: wrestling a lion, slaying an entire army with only a donkey jawbone, and destroying a temple.