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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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Shellsock Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
You might as well put Pedobear on his face
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I don't care what the bible wants us to belive.
To me, the Philistines were badasses.
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Luseru104 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
JaHMellaH, I am going to stop you right there. If you have a problem with THIS or Any religion...just shut the hell up and move on. I mean really what are you trying to gain from all of this? There is nothing wrong here. This artwork is beautiful. Mankind is always flawed, that includes the Vatican and every other religious council. No one man can be the voice of GOD. Only HE can say what is right and wrong. The rest of us have been given free will. Al we have to do...is give everything we got and live on. Move forward. So there is no reason that you should be angry of anything. If being politically and religiously correct is important to you, fine. No one will stop you. And I wont stop you for what you're believing in. Just be careful what you say and do in your life. Because one day something is going to give and we have nobody to blame but ourselves...whether we like it or not.
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014
You are a talented artist, but on facts? You are full of sh*t...

(But in reality i am actually laughing at this nonsense, it goes to show that the most high, the one you call God and depict as a leprous being that created the world, lets you guys do your wickedness and LIES and he is just waiting to JUDGE you like he judged that egyptian pharao nation that enslaved his people for 400 years, think about it, he didnt do ANYTHING to them for 400 years... that sounds alot like the slavery my people have gone through in america... my people have also been enslaved for OVER 400+ years, so that judgment is coming SOON...)

Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.            (Thou shalt not lie)

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Your people WILL PAY for your LIES...
Just as we have paid for our sins by going into slavery...
Judgement day shall be cruel, but deserving for you...

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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
It also says in the bible that if you have yellow hair, you are UNCLEAN...

Leviticus 13:29
If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;
Leviticus 13:30
Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin; and there be in it a yellow thin hair; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard.

But as i said, the history is written by the conquerors and not by the ones that lost, but clearly this has been kept in the bible and they could not change it..
No wonder Hitler wanted to BURN ALL THE BIBLES on planet earth and follow the teachings of Alester Crowley 

Here it says if you have white skin you are A CURSE

Numbers 12:9-13

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he departed.

10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.

13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.

Miriam turned LEPROUS as WHITE AS SNOW... lay not this SIN upon us Aaron said...
So as i said, history is written by the conquerors and not the ones who have the TRUTH.. but even in the midst of you so called white people you have certain of them THAT WILL tell the truth at all and any cost...

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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014
King David has leprosy? Haha, it is true when they say, History is written by the conquerors... 100% all the time...
I like your drawings, but you seem to think that all the great people in history are caucasian people or pale skinned... I wonder when you are going to draw cave people in a beast like state...
As I said, I REALLY like the WAY the art LOOKS with the pretty and bright colors, but on a historical fact, all these pictures should be burned and you with them...
BUT, this is your world and empire, so I will have to swallow your PRPOSTEROUS insults...


1 Samuel 16:12
 New Living Translation
So Jesse sent for him. He was dark and handsome, with beautiful eyes. And the LORD said, "This is the one; anoint him."

1 Samuel 16:12
International Standard Version
So he sent and brought him. He had a dark, healthy complexion, with beautiful eyes, and he was handsome. The LORD said, "Get up and anoint him, for this is the one."


I did NOT WRITE THIS IN THE BIBLE, IT SAYS IT PLAIN AND CLEAR... Well, SOMEBODY must have thought that it was so, And that somebody is NOT a dark skinned person it is a 100% caucasian male, because in those times my people was not even ALLOWED TO READ... nor they would have burned all the books and exterminated my people in slavery..
But then again, you CAN NOT hide the word of the LORD... And history is written by those that are the victors/conquerors in Rape, Rob, Murder, Lies, Deceit, Falseness.... etc.

One day your people WILL pay for your atrocities upon the so called negroeslatins and native americans...

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Danubium Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014
OH MY GOD, THE RAPE TRAIN HAS NO BRAKES!
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
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 General 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 General 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 General 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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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
David and Goliath did have dark-brown complexions. It is the Middle East!!
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JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
King David is what you would call a negro/afro american, and goliath is what you would call an african
just like a japanese and chinese, the negroes are different from the africans, their soul is different, the africans are dark and much more pure right?
then how come they cant beat, michael jordan, michael tysonmichael jackson, etc.
we are the hebrew israelites... and not africans... they are hamites...
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savedchild78 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Awesome work!!!
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FCU777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
WOAH!

Its David versus the 9ft tall giant Goliath! And at the end, David (with God's help) slays the giant.


Honestly, if that was on a anime, I'd watch it.
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
It is, one anime is called Super Book, the other is called Nest Intertainment. You can find both on Amazon.
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TECNOLGEART Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
nice
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Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH... el rey david!!
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SaltIrritates Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done!
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bonez1112 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Love this pic one of my favs of David vs. Goliath. I love your concept of a Oversized Goliath and small David. It gives a great visual for the viewers minds. Jeremy is right though they didn't measure feet. It would have been 6.5 cubits. Which would be around 9 feet. So he was a big dude but not like a greek myth type Giant. But overall I really really like it.
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fusz432 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
i do believe that goliath was 9 feet tall, that's what the bible says, but somehow i don't believe that a mere slingshot stone to his head is what killed goliath, i have seen martial artists smaller than goliath simply catch the stone before it hit their head, unless the stone was fired from a cannon with the speed of sound, i don't see how a huge giant like goliath can fall so easily, more than likely in real life it was a fable to teach children difference between right and wrong, or that miracles can happen
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Quarksmaster Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
You are a FANTASTIC artist!
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artist-l Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
beautiful
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang!
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
6.5 cubits! Not 6.5 feet! My "New American Bible" says six feet, but my Ignatius Bible (pre 1965) said six cubits and a span, which is over nine feet. It all depends on the translation.
But I love this picture! This was my first bible story!
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CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for the rambling, I tend to do that. Your work is awesome! :D


I find Goliath to be a reresentation of our temptations, or the grip that our dark habbits have on our lives, and how we yearn to be free of the shame and horror of our greatest flaws and temptations. I don't know, I just take it too mean this because for years upon years I was controlled by my rage...I hated it, I hated myself more than anything. It was always this big shadow that I could never escape or defeat, but when I finally stopped fighting and gave myself up to GOD I found myself cleansed of the sins that held me down and armed to teeth in GOD'S mercy and love. Admittedley I've fallen a bit away from JESUS in the last two years since I left Rockhurst for an online school, but that giant still looks like nothing more than a small child to me now. Hopefully someday soon I can get back to actually praying for the blessing of those who frustrate me. Nice work by the way, it kicks the crap out of all my stuff :)
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Tuiteyfruity Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hm... I don't remember what I read his height was when my class was reading Samuel (went to an orthodox Jewish day school :) ). but did I always imagined him about 6-7' tall because back then people didn't get very tall at all so he would seem huge. we never really talked about how Goliath was representing anything (except maybe an example of brawn to Davids brain). He was just a thing, a challenge David faced to gain honor and respect.

Love the interpretation, very scary!
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MicroNekoGirlPur Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really great adaptation of a beloved verse.
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Jaeox Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Writer
Nice Biblical art.
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Dueliest Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
I see how you attempt to delude your self (and everyone else). Those who cant muster any faith deserve wrath, cause they spit in Gods face their whole life. Knowing the truth and always trying to find reasons not to believe it. Tell me this, do you think your education justifies your unbelief, concerning this story or anything else?

Once again art that was ruined by its description.
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GENZOMAN Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Cant understand, you feel offended? can you explain me why please? to understand your point.
thanks :)
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CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't see anything.
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Mangatellers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic art work. Goliath and David look amazing. I like the anime feeling of the battle. Excellent work as always. Keep it up! :D
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SirWayneDedal Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah this is epic! He may be puny but he is God lead. Go David!
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Fifekun Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FACING THE GIANT! XD

This is amazing!
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fireangel20 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome!
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roxas006 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
dude, epic David. Spoiler, the bid guy dies
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BlaqDove Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
this. is. just so powerfully awesome :iconclappingplz:
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PEACHROS3 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student
This looks incredible :)
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Pokeynezz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job!
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Classic-Dave Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
This is actually my favourite story in the Bible. Very well done.
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MisterStolas Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
*david throws a rock* :iconthrowrockplz:
*it's super effective!*
*Goliath fainted*
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bonez1112 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Huge possibility. He chopped his head off immediately afterwards. So technically people could have misinterpreted a faint or even a really groggy fall for a kill shot. When in actuality the beheading was the cause of death. Or God stepped in with the rock and helped kill him. Either way David is a bamf... Ps. Nice Pokemon reference lol
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JeremyX2000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student Writer
Good one, man! You deserve a trophy :trophy:
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