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Goliath by GENZOMAN Goliath by GENZOMAN
Goliath (Hebrew: גָּלְיָת, Standard Golyat Tiberian Golyāṯ ; Arabic: جالوت , Jalut (Muslim term), جليات Julyat (Christian term)), known also as Goliath of Gath (one of five city states of the Philistines), is the Philistine warrior, famous for his battle with the young David, the future king of Israel, described in the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament and, more briefly, in the Quran.

There are significant differences between the earliest manuscripts of the story, dating from the last few centuries before Christ, and those of later centuries, with Goliath's height increasing from an original six and a half feet (200cm) to nine and a half feet (290cm), and David changing from a young man to a boy. The story may have originated in oral traditions about David – the name "Goliath" appears to be an authentic 10th century Philistine one – but Goliath's famous battle may originally have been with the obscure Elhanan, rather than with the great king of Jewish folklore, and the version preserved in the Book of Samuel shows clear parallels with Greek literature.

Post-Classical Jewish traditions stressed Goliath's status as the representative of paganism, in contrast to David, the champion of the God of Israel; Christian tradition gave him a distinctively Christian twist, seeing in the battle with David the Church's battle with Satan.

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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh gawd the Face, NOT THE FACE!
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MrsKatieNance2010 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's how you do it that matters :) if this is your take on it, then that's how it is. I think it looks wonderful. I'm agnostic myself, but I do appreciate and respect other religions. I was raised in a Christian household, but I've never read all of the bible. I do remember the story of David and Goliath, from when I was younger, and it was a lovely story.
Don't let others get you down, because you managed to make this and all of your other art beautiful. Be proud of yourself, you make some pretty awesome art, sir.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
It's going overboard with the story. I picture Goliath looking more human than demonic face.
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JayBlessed Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Wow.
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Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Actually i read that he was about 3 meters tall, the END OF HIS SPEAR weights 6 KGS (so the tip of his spear is 6 kgs) his armor weight was 40 kgs!!!! it's like WOW! barely every person can lift 40 kgs, and he maneged to fight with such heavy armor!!!!


oh and, david had blonde hair and blue eyes........so...

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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
That's what I like to think; blonde hair-blue eyes. But we're talk in' Middle East here, so these people have a dark-brown complexion.
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Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
umm real hebrews had light hair and blue eyes....but since they mixed with other nations.....
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Someone needs to do their homework.
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Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, maybe you.
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I got a question, can you make this to be that king david was to be a dark browned skinned so called afro american and goliath a so called african like manute bole really, dark? ill pay you handsomely, in euros
so how much would that be then? all you have to do is, change the color of goliath and facial featurings and hair ofcourse, you can draw him with long hair though but king david is to have an afro and not long a medium afro, can you do that, and dont forget king david has to be the color of lets say, sean from street fighter 3, can you do so, or am i cutting in too deep? i hope its not tooooooo expencive though, that is IF you will even do it, i think now, but this is the internet, i can try, yes is there and no you can get, its 50-50, left or right...
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