This article contains a free Bible Study resource on the subject of Goliath. It provides facts, a biography and information about this famous Biblical character for bible study. There is also reference to where Goliath is mentioned in the Holy Bible.
Bible Dictionary Definition - Who was Goliath?
The definition and outline of Goliath is as follows: According to the Old Testament he was a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David, the future king of Israel, with a slingshot.
Biography, Facts and Information about Goliath
The following info provides a concise biography with facts and information about Goliath: 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 Samuel 17:4).
He was probably descended from the Rephaim who found refuge among the Philistines after they were dispersed by the Ammonites (Deuteronomy 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 Samuel 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.
We have selected Goliath as one of the most important people and character from the Bible and provided a biography and character outline of this famous person. Much of the information is taken from the classic reference books including Matthew George Easton "Easton's Bible Dictionary" and Ashley S Johnson "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia".
Goliath - A Free Christian Bible Study Resource
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