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.
PSCS/ 6 hours/ intuos/music: Goliath (Choir) - Immediate Music
(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)
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...
If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard;
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
9 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...
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 negroes, latins and native americans...
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.
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...
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 tyson, michael jackson, etc.
we are the hebrew israelites... and not africans... they are hamites...
But I love this picture! This was my first bible story!
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
Love the interpretation, very scary!
Once again art that was ruined by its description.
This is amazing!
Although the scope of the whole thing kinda gives me more of a "shadow of the colossus" kinda feel. *nodnod* yup, all of your work simply oozes epic.