Search
 

 More From Region

 

Samson’s Tomb

Samson's tomb is located in the traditional place of Samson's birth and burial, “between Zor’a and Eshta’ol” (Judges 13:25; 16:31).

On this Page:

Samson’s Tomb

The road to Tel Zor’a and Samson’s Tomb, studded with sculptures and picnic areas, runs through the Jewish National Fund (JNF)’s President’s Forest, not far from the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.

This is truly Samson’s country – located right in the area of the burly champion’s birth and burial, “between Zor’a and Eshta’ol” (Judges 13:25; 16:31).

Visitors climb Tel Zor’a to see the white-washed, blue-domed traditional tomb of Samson and that of his father Manoah. They also get a wonderful view of the rolling, forested Judean Mountains, with a panoramic sign on hand naming all the sites. Also part of the vista is Kibbutz Zor’a founded in 1948. Eshta’ol, a nearby moshav, was founded a year later.

Thus, Samson’s birthplace lives on. So does his legacy, thanks to a Ministry of Tourism's project to signpost the paths of Tel Zor’a with biblical verses telling the complex story of Samson, the tragic hero who was the last of the judges.

 

You can hike, bike or drive to Tel Zor’a and Samson’s Tomb, just over two miles off road 44 . For exact directions, call the JNF’s forest hotline in Israel  at 1-800-350-550.



 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Yellin House – Motza This charming recently restored 19th-century building was a...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
Jewish Quarter The Jewish Quarter combines dramatic evidence of Jerusalem’s most signi...
Mishkenot She’ananim When this complex was built in 1860 as the first Jewish neighborh...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Nahla’ot Constructed in the late 19th and early 20th century, Nahla’ot’s 32 neighborho...
 

 Accommodations

 
Kibbutz hotel overlooking the Judean Desert, Jerusalem and its surroundings. Each room ...
Simple, dome-roofed rooms. The site overlooks the Ayalon Valley, Latrun Monastery and c...
Hotel rooms overlook the mountains of Judea and are suitable for small families. Some r...
 

 VideoSideVWP

 
 

 RelevantArticle

 
 

 Events In Area

 
 

 Untitled

 
Jewish_Sites