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In the Bible, a Philistine giant and warrior, according to legend killed by David (1 Samuel 17) armed only with a sling and ‘five smooth stones’; the contest between the young David and Goliath is often taken as a type of apparently unequal combat.

According to another tradition, the giant killed by David was originally unnamed, and Goliath was killed by Elhanan (2 Samuel 21:19).

Subjects: Biblical Studies.

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