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Goliath in the Bible, a Philistine giant and warrior, according to legend killed by David (1 Samuel 17) armed only with a sling and ‘five smooth stones’; the contest between the young David and Goliath is often taken as a type of apparently unequal combat.

According to another tradition, the giant killed by David was originally unnamed, and Goliath was killed by Elhanan (2 Samuel 21:19).

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Goliath

Goliath (gōlī´əth), in the Bible, a giant of Gath, a Philistine city, who challenged the Israelites. The young David, fortified by faith, accepted the challenge and killed him with a stone from a sling. In 2 Samuel it says that Elhanan killed Goliath, though 1 Chronicles says Elhanan killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath. The Authorized Version edits 2 Samuel to agree with 1 Chronicles.

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Goliath In the Old Testament, the Philistine giant slain by the shepherd boy David (1 Samuel 17). David killed Goliath with a stone from his catapult.

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Goliath. Philistine giant who was killed by young David: see 1 Samuel 17.

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