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Goliath

Goliath of Gath was a gigantic figure in the Biblical story of David in the Book of Samuel in the Old Testament. Obviously he came from Gath, which was opposed to Israel at the time. He was destroyed by a strike from a stone from a sling which seemed to attack his eye, but like King Harold[?]'s arrow it went straight to his brain and killed him. As a reward, David became the King.

The name has been used elsewhere for various pieces of software, large machinery (for example, a crane on the Clyde[?] in Scotland), a frog (Conraua goliath), the Goliath Beetle[?] and any situation featuring unequal competing groups.

Although Goliath is generally known as a 'giant' of the bible, actual careful reading of the scripture in the original Hebrew clearly shows a detailed description of the height and size of Goliath. He was a giant of a man, perhaps eight to eight and half feet tall, but no mythical "giant" of lore

Compare star of Goliath[?].



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