Artist’s depiction of Goliath

2. Goliath Was Possibly the Most Notorious Philistine

When the Philistines attempted to conquer Israel while it was under the rule of King Saul, they sent out their greatest warrior, a giant named Goliath. Goliath was said to be eight feet tall, with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot.

You may know how the story goes – he was slain when the a little shepherd boy David put a stone in his slingshot and knocked the giant unconscious. He then took Goliath’s sword and cut off his head, and the Israelites were delivered from being conquered. Based on this Bible story, the evil Goliath, who was a Philistine, was stopped by the brave Israelite. Nevertheless, why was Goliath so large? Where his parents giants, too? DNA would be able to reveal the truth.