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Goliath in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: גָּלְיָת, Modern Golyat Tiberian Golyāṯ; Arabic: جالوت ,
Ǧālūt (Qur’anic term), جليات Ǧulyāt (Christian term)), known
also as Goliath of Gath (one of five city states of the
Philistines), is a figure in the Hebrew bible (Old Testament).
Described as a giant Philistine warrior, he is famous for his
combat with the young David, the future king of Israel. The
battle between them is described in the Hebrew Bible
(Christian Old Testament) and, more briefly, in the Qur'an.
Post-Classical Jewish traditions stressed Goliath’s status as
the representative of paganism, in contrast to David, the
champion of the God of Israel. Christian tradition gave him a
distinctively Christian twist, seeing in David’s battle with
Goliath the Church’s struggle against Satan...