Goliath, the Philistine
This is a true story!
And the Philistine said, "I defy the armies of Israel
this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
I Samuel 17:10
. . . learning from the men, women
and children of Bible times
Jesse sent David to check on his
brothers. When David got to the Israelite camp, he was
surprised and disappointed to see that no one was willing to
fight Goliath. David said, "I will fight him."
King Saul told David that he was too
young and inexperienced; but David insisted, so King
Saul put his own armor on David so he would be safe. David
did not want his armor because he was not used to it. He
knew that God would keep him safe as he eliminated one
"enemy of God".
Goliath laughed at David and said,
"Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks", because he
expected a big man to fight him.
But David said, "You come at me with a
but I come to you in the
name of the Lord.
The battle is the Lord's and He will deliver you into our
Then David took one of the five smooth
stones that he had gathered and put it in his sling and he
slang the stone and it hit Goliath in the forehead and he
fell to the ground. Then David took Goliath's own
sword and cut off Goliath's head. Then the Philistine
army turned and ran away.
The Israelite army was victorious that
day because of David's faith in God.
|I Samuel, chapter 21
tells the story of David fleeing King Saul
for fear of being killed. He came to
Nob to Ahimelech the priest and David asked
for a sword or a weapon to take with him.
The priest told him
that the only weapon there was the sword
that belonged to Goliath. It was
wrapped in a cloth and stored away.
David took the sword with him.
Read the rest of
chapter 21 to see what a good acting job
David did to get away from Achish, King of
giant, slain by David
There was war at Gath again, where there was a
man of great stature who had six fingers on each
hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in
number; and he also had been born to the giant.
II Samuel 21:20
(For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim.
Behold, his bedstead was an iron bedstead; it is in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon.
Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits by ordinary cubit.)
If a cubit is 18" then his bed was 13 1/2 feet long and 6 feet
said in Deuteronomy that the Israelites captured 60 cities from
Then Ishbi-benob, who was among the descendants of the giant,
the weight of whose spear was three hundred shekels of bronze in
weight, was girded with a new sword, and he intended to kill
II Samuel 21:16
With a name like that you had to be
The best I can figure that
spear was about the weight of ten mini-golf clubs put together.
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