Are we willing to delve into the Hebrew (or Greek) for these passages to understand what they really mean? Happened to my mom. Goliath (/ ɡ ə ˈ l aɪ ə θ / gə-LY-əth) is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a Philistine giant defeated by the young David in single combat.The story signified Saul's unfitness to rule, as Saul himself should have fought for Israel. Is that what you’re trying to say? How many indepth descriptions do we have of Abraham, David, Hannah, Mary, Jesus, or Paul (to name only a few)? We can be confident that David killed Goliath. — Looking at All Things Biblically – Jason Bible Church Member. When David was offended by the Philistine’s words against the living God, he volunteered to fight the giant. The height of Goliath, the nature of the Battle as a Champion Ordeal, etc.. Yes, David killed Goliath but indirectly because it was not possible to kill Goliath by a slingshot. a bullet, or in this case the stone from the sling) will generally fall in the direction of their momentum, not be blown backwards by it. With no armor, David could strike at a distance and easily evade an opponent weighed down by a massive amount of equipment (vv. If we take the low estimate one would still expect that being hit in the forehead by a stone at 60 mph would send a person reeling backwards. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Change ). I appreciate your opinion and your diligence in checking out other occurences of the Hebrew word. ‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭17:51‬ ‭ISR98‬‬ So, do we (normal Christians) really understand what the Bible means? He didn’t. The fact is that armor was created to help and protect the wearer in any way possible and not to hinder or to slow them down. How did Saul try to ensure that David was killed? We all know the story of David and Goliath very well. David was 20 years old when he killed Goliath: this is because 20 years of age was (is) GOD's precedent age for a young Israelite man to be recruited or participate in the military of the children of Israel, as Scripture states in Numbers;chapter 1. Only the NIV reads “after he had killed him, he cut off his head,” which is probably the translator’s attempt to harmonize v. 51 with v. 50. Site Supporter. 21:5-9). The big issue is a defective spelling of the word Frontal and if you look closer at the grammatical issues you will see the problems. But what of the description of David as a “youth”? 2Chronicles 26:19, 20 (2 times) — about when King Uzziah entered the temple and leprosy broke out on his “forehead” Two of the weapons he carried are also mentioned. David’s decision to use a sling and wear no armor was a genius tactical decision. This allows David the time to come over, pick up Goliath’s sword and cut his head off. But it doesn’t. ( Log Out /  For instance, Doeg the Edomite was Saul’s chief herdsman but also an executioner (1 Samuel 22:18-19). The young David became a champion in the fight because of his great trust in God’s power. Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and KILLED HIM, and cut off his head with it. The David and the Lion Bible Story . I finished graduate school at ACU in 1985. Regarding the text saying Goliath was killed twice, another commenter asked this question and I went into detail to provide an answer. The KJV is not clear on the account, but … Sorry to hear that about your mom. Am I missing something here? A Prophet, a King, and a Deadly Plan . Main Point: Remaining with God every day is the key to trusting Him in difficult times. David must have used the same method. David killed Goliath with a single stone, hurled from his sling. Ultimately, no theology is affected. Isaiah 48:4 — God said Israel’s neck is an iron sinew and his “forehead” brass Now even the unbelieving world knows that David slew Goliath. Great article, Professor Randy. Therefore, the simplest way to understand this passage is to suggest that when he was struck by the stone, Goliath was knocked unconscious and fell (V49). Most of them, not only cover the forehead, but the nose as well. How did David kill Goliath again? With what did David kill Goliath? Thank you! Thanks for reading and responding! Jews and Greeks in the First Century A.D. Bible, Archaeology, Travel with Luke Chandler, Clothing in Samuel: You Are What You Wear. Once with a stone. I appreciate the info on the LXX, I hadn’t checked that out. I don’t know if we can ever find out for sure on this side of heaven what really happened, but that’s an interesting theory. The apology also explains away the negatives about David which were likely circulating at the time (why David fled Saul, why he served King Achish of Gath, why David did not attend Saul's defeat by the Philistines, how David did not kill Abiathar or Ishbosheth, and so on). Second Samuel 21:15–17 … 17:11). (Check it out on google.) My real interest here is not simply to be controversial or to pose as an art critic, for which I am ill qualified, but to use these artistic renderings as a way of raising the important question of how David killed Goliath. First, it suggests that Saul, like Goliath, trusts in his weaponry and armor rather than in the Lord. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.” Who did Saul say David could marry? An example of Hebrew narrative giving a summary and then providing more details can be found in 2 Samuel 2:17-32. 8) seems best: Verse 50 is the narrator’s personal comment, stating that David “killed” Goliath (eventually) and anticipating “the death of Goliath which is not recorded until verse 51.” David did not kill Goliath with an Israelite sword (v.50); irony of ironies, he did it with Goliath’s own sword (v.51; cf. Thanks for your thoughts Beth. Chapter 1 tells of their creation & then in Chapter 2, it goes into more detail about how they were created. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they ran away. 5-7). Calvary Chapel Cork Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. (click here for Goliath’s Death Part 2). Before David fights Goliath, one of Saul’s aides describes him as a “man of valor” and a “man of war” (1 Samuel 16:18). In the English translations you quote, notice that the KJV and the ISR98 can both be interpreted this way. ), and bronze greaves on his legs. http://bible.com/1/1sa.17.51.kjv, NIV (nearly inspired version) Also, how many years did David kill Goliath? David’s choice to use a sling is a brilliant move as Goliath had no missile weapons (based on Egyptian depictions of Philistine warriors, his “javelin” was probably a second sword; 2 Samuel 17:6). Goliath, the Gittite, is the most well known giant in the Bible. But there was no sword in the hand of David. There are various estimates at the speed a stone will travel when released from a sling. With no armor, David could strike at a distance and easily evade an opponent weighed down by a massive amount of equipment (vv. A slow warrior is a dead warrior. I’m not sure how a knee blow can incapacitate a vicious warrior like Goliath. Why did Saul become jealous of David? While we have to allow art to be art and recognize that not every artist is going for a literal representation of the actual story, I am often struck by how many artistic renderings get the basic facts wrong. The killing of Goliath occurred when he was beheaded. There are more accomplished warriors in Saul’s service, but David’s skill with a sling enables him to catch Goliath by surprise. While the Philistines were at war with Saul, their giant, Goliath, taunted the armies of Israel daily. 5-7. The writer does this to surprise the reader. Even individuals with only a nodding acquaintance of the Bible are aware of how Goliath died: “David killed the giant with a sling and a stone, of course.” Indeed, that is what 1 Samuel 17:48-50 indicates: David hurried and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. While some scholars do not think that hitting Goliath in the knee would incapacitate him, I must disagree for two reasons. Bible, Archaeology, Travel with Luke Chandler Thanks Lindsay. So that may explain why no one ever translated this as frontal or greave until modern times. Although Goliath’s height is impressive, as is the weight of his armor and spear tip, most people read over these verses and don’t think much more about them. For example, once Saul agreed to allow David to fight Goliath, we are told that he clothed him in his armor and gave him a bronze helmet (1 Sam. Hebrew narrative is also famous for giving certain facts, but later on revealing that there is “more to the story.” So, for example, in 2 Samuel 9 David is looking for a surviving descendant of the house of Saul and Mephibosheth is brought to his attention. Glad it stimulated some conversation for you both. From that moment, the Israelites knew that God’s favor was on David and with time David became the next King of Israel. ("There was no sword in the had of David.") Thanks for all your comments. Featured How did David Kill Goliath? Armor in ancient times that was lighter and less cumbersome would allow even more agility. I would agree with you that looking at the original Hebrew or Greek can be extremely helpful and if we don’t know the languages ourselves, it is wise to check out commentaries by experts who do know the languages. It is exactly at this vulnerable space that David deliberately aims, thereby causing the stone to ‘sink’ into the greave, that is between the greave and the knee, so that the Philistine—who at the moment is awkwardly making his way towards David—will stumble forward and fall, ‘on his face'” (p. 350). Required fields are marked *. In response to how heavy the armor weighed, remember that Goliath weighed much more. However, v. 51 seems to provide greater detail by noting that (although David had no sword) he drew Goliath’s sword out of its sheath and killed him with it. God bless. David did not kill Goliath in a city, but rather in a field known as the Valley of Elah. If his helmet fit poorly, or if David aimed for his eyes, being so much shorter, the stone would have angled up under the helmet to embed itself in the forehead under the edge. Challenging the Story of the Valley of Elah — Part I. Anyways, how did David defeat Goliath? Unarmoured and equipped only with a sling, 5 smooth rocks, and his staff; David defeats the champion Goliath with a well-aimed shot to the head. 17:38). What most may not realize is that this is a somewhat inaccurate translation that contradicts other descriptions of David in the same chapter. His chances of being able to get off the ground would be impossible in my estimation. Besides Goliath’s height (9’9″ according to the Hebrew text; 6’9″ according to the Septuagint), the writer describes 3 pieces of his armor. In spite of the fact that Goliath only appears in one chapter in 1&2 Samuel, 4 verses are dedicated to describing his appearance. As another commenter said, if the helmet didn’t fit exactly right, or because of the angle, it could have hit Goliath in the temple- that’s also a pretty good place to hit someone if you want to knock them down. A second detail often missed by readers is found at the end of 1 Samuel 16. #22 Joseph shall add, Jun 29, 2017. Movies, documentaries, and television programs regularly depict David as a little boy who kills Goliath with a slingshot. Thanks for your comment! For example, this law. I believe it was God’s hand that directed the stone towards his forehead. David slew a Goliath from Gath (1 Samuel) and so did Elhanan, the son of Jaare-oregim (2 Samuel). ( Log Out /  The story of David rise to power is very political. Unarmoured and equipped only with a sling, 5 smooth rocks, and his staff; David defeats the champion Goliath with a well-aimed shot to the head. The NIV clearly says in 2 Samuel 21:19 that David did not kill Goliath. I’ll talk more about this in a moment. How did David kill Goliath? In sites that are known to be ancient Israelite, archaeologists find various kinds of animal bones, but consistently they report that no pig bones are among the remains. 17:47). A sling stone was about the size of a baseball, weighed over a pound, and could be thrown at speeds over 60 miles per hour. Because David was becoming more popular than him. As Goliath approached wearing his heavy armor, David recognized a vulnerable place in the big man’s attire. When David saw that Goliath was blaspheming the good name of God and His chosen people, Israel, “David said to Saul, “Your servant used to ke… The command not to commit murder was directed toward a person taking action to achieve a goal, whether for greed or revenge. The NIV translators don't know that David slew Goliath. In his monumental biography of David, accomplished biblical scholar Baruch Halpern describes him as a “mere youth” and “delicate little amateur.”[1] Alexander Rofé claims that David was a “lowly youth who makes an ideal fairy-tale hero.”[2] So, how did this little boy kill Goliath? 1Sa 17:51 He ran to him, stood over him, took Goliath’s sword out of its sheath, and cut off his head and killed him. How did David kill Goliath? God bless! Thanks for your thoughts. #22 Joseph shall add, Jun 29, 2017. 1 The Philistines gathered for battle in Socoh, a town in Judah; they camped at a place called Ephes Dammim, between Socoh and Azekah. In this context he mentions that David killed Goliath and that there was no sword in his hand. By putting this garbage on the net, you have now led dozens if not more astray, again, committing another sin Christ spoke against in the Book of Matthew when he rebuked the Pharisees. I think your note is nothing short of blasphemous. God bless! That’s a personal opinion though & I know those don’t mean squat. From the text, Goliath and David were both advancing toward the battle line (v 48). The writer wants to make the important point that “David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone” (v.50). , Your email address will not be published. 3. I think it’s safe to say David really did kill a Lion. David proceeded to hurry over and finish the task by cutting off Goliath’s head with his own sword (we know the stone didn’t kill him because 1 Sam. * Says David took the credit of Joab capturing Rabbah, as if he (David) did the capture (2 Sam 12: 26-31). Yes, as you mention, there is lots of interesting material here to discuss. The only problem I have with it is your description of his armor weighing him down. 15:33). Once on the ground, it would be very difficult to get back up with 126 pounds of armor weighing you down. David declared he would kill Goliath in the name of the Lord. Second Samuel 21:11–14 puts the passage after the death of Saul, who was alive when David killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17:31–39, 55–58). David was only a young boy that time, and Goliath was a veteran warrior with an intimidating appearance. Furthermore, Webster’s 1828 dictionary states parenthetically of the word “slay” (past tense “slew”): “The proper sense is to strike, and as beating was an early mode of killing, this word, like smite, came to signify to kill.” 1 First, the LXX translators used two different terms for greaves and forehead. mydigitalseminary [4] For more detailed information, see Dewayne Bryant, “David: Mighty Warrior or Fairy-Tale Hero.” Online:  https://biblearchaeology.org/research/judges-united-monarchy/4605-david-mighty-warrior-or-fairy-tale-hero. However, he did not agree, though he like the paper enough to give a an “A” on the paper. In ( 1 Samuel 17:42 ) says David was a young boy and of short height, so it was very difficult for him to kill. If David struck Goliath on the leg, even assuming a broken bone, the Phillistine is by no means out of the fight. Greaves must leave a space for the knee to bend in order for the wearer to walk. Did David Really Kill Goliath? What was perceived to be Goliath’s greatest strengths turned out to be his greatest weaknesses. David is deadly. Not convinced; much less not convinced enough to say that the forehead interpretation is wrong (as your third point regarding common depictions does). Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Jonathan, Sauls son who had become David's best friend. David then took Goliath's sword, killed him and cut off his head. As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones at Goliath's head. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is for these reasons that I believe the stone only incapacitated Goliath and David finished off the job with Goliath’s own sword. He fell face down on the ground. While a stone to this area might still knock a warrior unconscious, I don’t see anyway that the stone could become embedded in the forehead as v. 49 states. If u can read 1 Samuel 5: 1-5, you will see that the statue of dragon fell face down before the ark of the covenant. Furthermore, Webster’s 1828 dictionary states parenthetically of the word “slay” (past tense “slew”): “The proper sense is to strike, and as beating was an early mode of killing, this word, like smite, came to signify to kill.” 1 David grew up to be the mighty king of Israel, as well as Jesus Christ‘s human ancestor. Answer Save. Here we go again. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. It could still stun him and make him fall over — forward. He promised him his daughter's Michals hand in marriage if he killed 200 Philistines with his men. Just think about it. In the first place it is strange that he does not collapse, or fall backwards as a result of the impact of the projectile” (Fokkelman, Reading Biblical Narrative, p. 32). And Goliath did fall and his bitces did … This thought stunned me, and so I had to go back and read the account carefully again. Goliath was a tall, well equipped and experienced warrior. Even Goliath himself thought David was going to fight him in hand to hand combat because it says that Goliath said to David “Do you think that I am a dog that you come at me with a stick?” Now even the unbelieving world knows that David slew Goliath. It seems like this is the only survivor of Saul’s house, but later on we read that he had other sons and grandsons who were delivered over to the Gibeonites for judgment (2 Sam. Seems unprecedented given his staus. Thanks for the comment Howard. Even then Saul did not return to the battlefield; instead, he summoned David to come to him! Thanks again for your comments and for reading this article. Youngblood states, “The Hebrew of vv. There is a lot here to talk about. As Goliath moved in for the kill, David reached into his bag and slung one of his stones at Goliath's head. Ezekiel 9:4 — God tells the angel to mark on the “foreheads” all the people who groan over the evil in Jerusalem. ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:51‬ ‭NIV‬‬ http://bible.com/111/1sa.17.51.niv, ISR98 Although this most popular of Bible stories is always told this way, and even reads this way in our English translations, I want to introduce you to a position advocated by several biblical scholars that diverts from the norm. This is a really cool blog. first 1-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-67 next last. This would seem to do away with all Amalekites, but in 1 Samuel 27:8 and 1 Samuel 30, we learn there are many more! My own opinion (and I understand what that is worth) was that because soldiers sometimes stood at an angle towards the battlefield (strongest arm to the rear to throw a spear or thrust a sword), his left temple would have been towards David. Goliath would be totally helpless, as the biblical narrative depicts him to be. Capital Importance: Ancient Judean Capitals Discovered. 5-7). The biblical narrator spends a great deal of time describing Goliath’s appearance. Add to that the fact that Goliath was wearing 120 lbs of armor. Among the most popular characters of the Bible history are David and Goliath. Since David was a young teen at the time, everyone thought it was funny that he wanted to face Goliath. Some would argue that since the story says Goliath wore a bronze helmet that this would have been different from the typical Philistine headgear. After going over these verses, trying to see if “knee” would fit, I’m leaning toward “forehead” as the better translation. Elhanan later killed Goliath’s brother. I really like it how David thought outside the square. God bless, Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Reynolds, Jun 26, 2017. | A tent peg | The jawbone of a donkey | A horseshoe | A cattle prod | Fearing that Saul wanted to kill him, what lie did David ask Jonathan to tell his father if asked why he wasn't at the king's table for the New Moon feast? Fourth, from a typological perspective, while the stone from Daniel is likely in view (the smooth stone David picked up) it makes much more sense that David (a type of Christ) would crush the head of Goliath (a satan/antichrist type), referencing Gen 3:15. “Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. [2] Alexander Rofé, “The Battle of David and Goliath: Folklore, Theology, Eschatology,” in Judaic Perspectives on Ancient Israel, ed. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. These weapons included a bronze javelin (some would say that “scimitar” is a better translation), and a large spear with a shaft the size of a “weaver’s beam,” that included an iron tipped head weighing 15.1 pounds (6.85 kg.)! However, the Hebrew word is the word for “forehead” but it is written like the word for greaves and thus is a wordplay perhaps suggesting Goliath got hit in the knee. Several years ago I had the opportunity to speak at an NBA pre-game chapel between the Washington Bullets and Cleveland Cavaliers. It found a hole in the armor and sank into the giant's forehead. Saul and Abner and all the Israelite soldiers only thought of fighting Goliath in hand to hand combat. 1Sa 17:50 And so, without a sword, David defeated and killed Goliath with a sling and a stone! Scripture gives us stronger clues regarding David’s age when he fought Goliath. I love your argument but I felt the greatness of God was left out in this whole discussion. Then I came across a related video where some guys do some experiments to see how much more deadly a staff sling can be. Saul’s reaction to David’s offer is telling. Also, how many years did David kill Goliath? Probably not. David’s weapon was not a slingshot but a sling. And even more so if he was suffering from acromegaly and it was impacting his agility. We have to delve into the Hebrew to understand the shades of meaning. Here is the rest of what happened in Deem’s own words: “Thus the stone would hit the upper shin or knee and fall … The stone hit the giant between the eyes and he fell on the ground. The words used to describe David here are gibbor and ish, respectively. Can we find a passage in 1 Samuel 17 that also demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the greaves? Elhanan did (2 Sam. 50-51 is ambiguous (probably unintentionally) concerning whether David killed Goliath with a sling stone or with Goliath’s own sword. It looks like he kills them all except King Agag, who is later killed by Samuel (1 Sam. One final observation. This article was originally published at The Daily Apologist. Goliath was killed twice. 3. Soldiers had to have maneuverability and speed when fighting, and they could not afford to let anything slow them down. People tell me, "The NIV is more accurate". He was just a young shepherd boy, with no experience of battle, and Goliath was a battle-hardened man of war from his youth, but that meant nothing to David. Another example is when Saul is commanded to destroy all the Amalekites (1 Sam. II: Rameses II and His Time (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1978), 43.Baruch Halpern, David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010), 10. The sling and stone effectively killed Goliath. In order to understand how David came to power one must focus on king Saul and the Amalekites. https://biblearchaeology.org/research/judges-united-monarchy/4605-david-mighty-warrior-or-fairy-tale-hero, How Did Little Boy David Kill Goliath With A Slingshot? This is how the term is used in extrabiblical literature as well. His faith also led him to numerous victories as he killed several enemies of Israel in battles. As he was very skilled with the sling. TOPICS: General Discusssion; History; Theology KEYWORDS: bible; david; davidandgoliath; goliath. Scholar J.P. Fokkelman points out that vv. This description helps us to understand why Saul and the rest of the Israelite army responded in fear (1 Sam. How did David kill Goliath? In this (fictional) story, Judah the son of Jacob kills a heavily armored Canaanite king by striking him in the greave (chopping off his feet is another translation). Fokkelman argues that “This Hebrew word means ‘front’ and thus is less specific than ‘forehead'” (p. 32). David finished the job more quickly by using Goliath’s sword afterward. This, however, is unlikely. I wasn’t aware that this weapon existed but this was a fun experiment that made me look at the story of David and Goliath in a new light. If you accept Goliath’s height as 6′9′’ then he was probably about a foot taller than David. Here’s how it reads in the ESV. When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.” The apology also explains away the negatives about David which were likely circulating at the time (why David fled Saul, why he served King Achish of Gath, why David did not attend Saul's defeat by the Philistines, how David did not kill Abiathar or Ishbosheth, and so on). Apparently David was ready in the event any of Goliath’s brothers came with him or any of the other so-called giants that came from Gath. 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