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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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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 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.
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...

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...

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...

Danubium Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2014
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh gawd the Face, NOT THE FACE!
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.
DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
It's going overboard with the story. I picture Goliath looking more human than demonic face.
JayBlessed Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
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

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