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May 2, 2011

23 Did David or some other guy slay Goliath

1 Samuel vs 2 Samuel

The Old Testament book 1 Samuel says:
David slew Goliath the giant

Uh, wait!

The book 2 Samuel says:
A different man slew Goliath the giant

In 1 Samuel, David killed the giant, Goliath

1 Samuel David triumphed over the Philistine [Goliath] with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. 51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine's sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.

But in 2 Samuel, Elhanan killed him

2 Samuel In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver's rod.

Recap: Biblicists say the other guy actually slew the brother of Goliath. And they claim that an ancient copyist could be blamed for the textual mistake. But I say that if a scribe erred, it's so glaring an error I can only wonder why another scribe never took the time to put it right.

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