Instead of Delilah being a full fledged prostitute she was more so, a kept mistress, a (Philistine courtesan) so to speak. Would that be correct?
It's hard to say for sure. The account about her (Jdg 16:4-22) gives us no definitive background on Delilah. That's a good indication that the lessons to be learned in the account are in connection with Samson. And that is what made the CLAM talk about her so curious. Listening to the speaker go on and on about how she proved false to her marriage vows and what lessons we can derive from it. Not a word about Samson, except that he was betrayed so unfairly.
The whole talk (about 10 minutes) focused entirely on her disloyalty and how we can learn from it. It assumed that she was Samson's wife, and that she acted traitorously with Samson. Yet, as I posted in post # 40 (here
; and see the links there also), the account says nothing about him marrying her. It says he loved her. Did she love him back? Or did she have other motives for being involved in the relationship? The account just doesn't say. Nor does it say what eventually happened to her. She just disappears from Biblical history.
It does say that she did accept the bribe that was offered to her. (Jdg 16:5) And she repeatedly tried to turn Samson over to the Philistines. (Jdg 16:6-14) Why he didn't catch on? It seems he did, and even toyed with her. (Jdg 16:15) But 'he loved her.' And eventually she wore him down in a way the Philistines never were able. (Jdg 16:16-17; Pr 22:3; Jas 1:14, 15) From the information the account gives, all that can be surmised is that Samson was a victim of his own desires. He tempted fate (so-to-speak), and eventually got burned.
He followed a pattern that seems to afflict anyone who gets involved in a pattern of sin. They get confident in themselves. But there is, eventually, a reaping of what we sow. (Gal 6:7-8)
But none of that was mentioned or even hinted at in the CLAM talk. For the WT, it was such a good opportunity to emphasize how we should be loyal to the "organization" and shun DFed ones out of 'loyalty to God' (which actually means loyalty to the WT). Like I said, what a wasted opportunity to actually point out some good lessons to be learned.