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Headword: Γολιάθης
Adler number: gamma,367
Translated headword: Goliathes, Goliath
Vetting Status: high
This was a truly enormous Palestinian man, four cubits and a span [tall],[1] wearing armor proportional to the size of his body.[2]
In the Hebrew langage the same man [is called] Goliath.
Greek Original:
Γολιάθης: οὗτος Παλαιστῖνος ἦν ἀνὴρ παμμεγεθέστατος, πηχῶν δ# καὶ σπιθαμῆς, ὅπλα τῆς φύσεως τοῦ σώματος ἀναλογοῦντα περικείμενος. ὁ αὐτὸς Γολιὰθ Ἑβραί̈δι διαλέκτῳ.
[1] Taller at 1 Samuel 17:4 LXX: "And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath (Hebrew גלית), of Gath, whose height was six cubits (אמות) and a span (זרת)." A "cubit" was the distance between the point of the elbow and that of the middle finger; see pi 1543. A "span" was the distance between the tips of the thumb and the little finger at full extension.
[2] Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 6.171 (text at web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 13 May 2002@12:39:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added reference and link) on 24 June 2002@19:29:21.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 June 2002@03:08:37.
Raphael Finkel (Added Hebrew) on 11 August 2004@15:20:24.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 August 2004@03:27:38.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 June 2012@06:35:46.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 September 2012@00:46:17.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@11:20:52.


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