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goliath


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goliath 
  n  :  someone  who  is  abnormally  large  [syn:  {giant},  {behemoth},  {monster}, 
  {colossus}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Goliath 
  great.  (1.)  A  famous  giant  of  Gath,  who  for  forty  days  openly 
  defied  the  armies  of  Israel,  but  was  at  length  slain  by  David 
  with  a  stone  from  a  sling  (1  Sam.  17:4).  He  was  probably 
  descended  from  the  Rephaim  who  found  refuge  among  the 
  Philistines  after  they  were  dispersed  by  the  Ammonites  (Deut. 
  2:20,  21).  His  height  was  "six  cubits  and  a  span,"  which  taking 
  the  cubit  at  21  inches,  is  equal  to  10  1/2  feet.  David  cut  off 
  his  head  (1  Sam.  17:51)  and  brought  it  to  Jerusalem,  while  he 
  hung  the  armour  which  he  took  from  him  in  his  tent.  His  sword 
  was  preserved  at  Nob  as  a  religious  trophy  (21:9).  David's 
  victory  over  Goliath  was  the  turning  point  in  his  life.  He  came 
  into  public  notice  now  as  the  deliverer  of  Israel  and  the  chief 
  among  Saul's  men  of  war  (18:5),  and  the  devoted  friend  of 
  Jonathan. 
 
  (2.)  In  2  Sam.  21:19  there  is  another  giant  of  the  same  name 
  mentioned  as  slain  by  Elhanan.  The  staff  of  his  apear  "was  like 
  a  weaver's  beam."  The  Authorized  Version  interpolates  the  words 
  "the  brother  of"  from  1  Chr.  20:5,  where  this  giant  is  called 
  Lahmi. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Goliath,  passage;  revolution;  heap 
 




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