The Brook of Sorek, also called the Valley of Sorek, (in Hebrew nahal soreq), mentioned in the Book of Judges 16:4 of the Hebrew Bible, is probably a point on the border between the ancient Philistines and the Tribe of Dan of the ancient Israelites.
It was the place where Delilah lived, and Samson came there to meet her for the first time. It was also the place she enticed him to tell her the secret of his strength, and where he was eventually captured by the Philistines:
"And Samson went to Gaza...And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the brook/valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And the lords of the Philistines came up to her, and said to her: 'Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lies, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him..."  (Judges 16)
The Midrash (Numbers Rabbah 9) states that the sorek is a "fruitless tree" ,implying a moral lesson and metaphor suggesting that Samson's involvement in his affair with Delilah was eventually "fruitless". However, another etymology suggests that "sorek" means "special vine" and refers to the grapes and wines grown in the area.
This is the dune where the river joined the Mediterranean Sea.
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wautersw (3647) 2007-06-04 4:00
Great shot, excellent light and shadows. It deserves a bigger format though. TFS
cemsultan (4726) 2007-06-04 4:00
Great pic nice colours and nice shinning
edytungkal (4551) 2007-06-04 4:05
Excellent perspective and well composed picture, colours and sharpness are well. Thanks for posting.
paulalex32 (4) 2007-06-04 4:42
This is a very surreal image. I really like the low POV as well. Cheers, Paul.
broglia (3604) 2007-06-04 5:14
Very well constructed image Assi - it illustrates the notes beautifully. I love the very low POV & long shadows. The colours are nicely saturated too. Regards, Roberto
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-06-04 5:23
This picture is beautifull and strange.Excellent Composition with a wonderfull light.
tospi (883) 2007-06-04 5:28
excelent and very good colors.
hatti52 (12786) 2007-06-04 8:10
excellent shot with wonderful colours,light and shadow.Why did you upload it small?
rozy975 (3047) 2007-06-04 8:15
Gorgeous colors and composition. Light is perfect. But I have to agree with others, it deserves a larger file.
jhm (152178) 2007-06-04 8:26
A very well picture, excellent capture with splendid colours, also your composition gives a nice attractive image, I agree with previous writers, why a small format?
adores (45243) 2007-06-04 19:21
Great composition! The beautiful sky, the rays of light, the plants and their shadows reflecting on the sand. Wonderful capture! Why didn't you post it a little bigger?
vonp (2235) 2007-06-05 3:36
Amazing picture with great POV and compo; It's so beautiful that It could be better to post it larger;)
Have a nice week
jirivrobel (542) 2007-06-05 7:15
Marvellous photo, beautiful light and colours. Interesting composition!
Vasylis (1414) 2007-06-05 12:42
With what should i start?
Is just another prefect photo!
(Sliha ?...asival...Ze lo Valium be Ivrit?)
markstaples (15670) 2007-06-05 12:53
A beautiful image with superb light and shadows, pefectly framed and nice vibrant colours. Nice work,
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-06-05 13:23
My only regret is this picture size...
Apart from that, a great one, showing your great eye and with interesting PP and technical skills.
wishlist (4133) 2007-06-07 10:14
it's a pity for the small format because I think this picture is amazing. Great compo and tonal range, amazing colours and..what a sky!!
Good details as well!!
Eileen (152) 2009-11-08 20:54
Wow! Very interesting POV and beautiful color and focus with the sun behind the cloud. I very much enjoyed your note and seeing this place.
Morteza_E (879) 2012-04-29 3:02
Images recorded an extraordinary
I love the color shade
- Copyright: Assi Dvilanski (asival) (5307)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D/Rebel XT, SIGMA 15-30mm F3,5-4,5 DG Aspherical EX
- Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-04 3:57
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