Monday, March 15, 2021

Giant Gath, giant Goliath?

ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE AND STATURE: Where Do Giants Come From? (Candida Moss, Daily Beast via Yahoo).
Despite the best efforts of many to reconstruct the events behind this story [David and Goliath], it is generally agreed that it has—at most—a kernel of truth at its core. So if there was no epic duel then where does the mythology of Goliath come from? A new article published in the Journal of Biblical Literature by Prof. Aren Maeir, director of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project, tries to unravel the mystery.
For another post on how the archaeology of Tell es-Safi/Gath may affect our understanding of the size of Goliath, see here.

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