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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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Angelic-Painter 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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:iconjahmellah:
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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:iconsavedchild78:
Awesome work!!!
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FCU777 Jan 11, 2014  Student Artist
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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Chocolatonatan Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH... el rey david!!
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SaltIrritates Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done!
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:iconbonez1112:
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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:iconfusz432:
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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