|Samson Killing a Philistine||Detail of the Philistine|
Samson Killing a Philistine
Samson is blamed for the Philistine takeover and is delivered to the enemy. He demonstrates his unusual physical strength and escapes. Falls in love with Delilah, who eventually discovers his secret and has his hair cut. He is blinded and imprisoned. Later, his hair grown, at a feast in an edifice supported by two pillars, Samson pulls the pillars down and perishes together with all the Philistines.
The "church of the Holy Cross" was built on Aght'amar Island in Lake Van between the years 915 and 921 by Armenian King Gagik Artzruni.