November 14, 2005

HE HAD HIS GATH HANDED TO HIM IN A SLING:

David and Goliath: truth or legend? (UPI, 11/10/05)

A tiny artifact found at a Bar-Ilan University archaeology dig in Israel reportedly holds a clue as to the history of the biblical figure Goliath.

The small ceramic shard unearthed at Tell es-Safi -- the site of the biblical city "Gath of the Philistines" -- contains the earliest Philistine inscription ever discovered, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The inscription mentions two names that are remarkably similar to the name "Goliath."

The discovery is of particular interest since the Bible identifies Gath as Goliath's hometown.


Don't suppose it renders the story properly, do you?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 14, 2005 2:14 PM
Comments

Sounds like early action figures for Phillistine kids.

Posted by: Timothy at November 14, 2005 2:31 PM

How do they know there was only one dude named Goliath? It's interesting he had 6 fingers and toes.

Posted by: carter at November 14, 2005 4:32 PM
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