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Goliath (1 Sam 17)1

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RelationshipDistant relative of Robert Michael Damon
Goliath (1 Sam 17) was the son of Gittites. Goliath (1 Sam 17) died by King David of Israel in the Valley of Elah.2

Regarding Lahmi (1 Chron 20): 2 Samuel names him Goliath, 1 Chronicles in describing the apparently same event calls him Lahmi, brother of Goliath (1 Sam 17). I am presuming that 1 Chronicles is correct and that 2 Samuel has an error where some words were dropped. I would expect that if he was named Goliath, something would have been done to distinguish this person from the Goliath that David killed much earlier.3,4
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Scriptures (References)

Book VerseTitle
Book of 1 Samuel in the Bible1 Samuel 17:1-58David and Goliath.
Book of 1 Samuel in the Bible1 Samuel 21:1-9David at Nob.
Book of 1 Samuel in the Bible1 Samuel 22:6-23Saul Kills the Priests of Nob.
Last Edited31 Aug 2018


  1. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), 1 Sam 17:4. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 1 Sam 17:48-50.
  3. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 2 Sam 21:19.
  4. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, 1 Chron 20:5.