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Bible Q

When David defeats Goliath, why does he keep Goliath’s armor?

1 Samuel 17:54: And David took the head of the Philistine and brought it to Jerusalem, but he put his armor in his tent. Goliath’s armor would have been very valuable and useful.  The Philistines had the upper hand over Israel, at that time in history, and they didn’t allow blacksmiths to operate in Israel.  […]

How tall was Goliath?

Most English translations of the Bible (e.g. NASB, NIV, KJV, NRSV), following the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament,1 say that Goliath was six cubits and a span tall. The ESV, for example, says the following: And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. [1Sam. 17:4] […]

Did Goliath have other brothers besides Lahmi?

Lahmi is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. However, other versions translate the verse differently. For example, the NET has There was another battle […]