Who Killed Goliath in Your Bible?

Philippines
March 13, 2010 6:43am CST
Hi Guys, If you have a bible beside you, can you turn to this Verse - 2Samuel 21:19. Most of us know that David killed goliath, what do you think about this verse? a lot of bible versions (except for King James Version) shows that it was not David. What do you guys think?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
13 Mar 10
Well see if you take the name David and you take the name Elhanan you will notice that both names have the letter a in them. So case closed no Bible contradictions here.
@floridia (297)
• Algeria
14 Mar 10
those two different names the first includes 5 letters and the second includes 7 letters.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
14 Mar 10
This is what we call a joke.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
14 Mar 10
You should have started at 2 Samuel 21:18 and read to the end of the chapter. You will see that it says in verse 22, "These four were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants." Three giants are killed in these verses. In 1 Samuel 17:48-50, David kills the first Goliath. That is a total of four as it says in 1 Samuel 21:22.
@JudiAnn (10)
• United States
14 Mar 10
I just got done reading 1 Samuel and am getting into 2 Samuel. 1 Samuel is about David and his rise to kingship. 2 Samuel is about David's reign as king. These appear to be two separate incidents. The David and Goliath battle took place in 1 Samuel, chapter 17, and happened in a place called Gath. The account in 2 Samuel took place in Gob and after David was king. Perhaps Goliath is a Philistine family name and the second Goliath was indeed the brother or decendant of the Goliath David slew.
• United States
13 Mar 10
2 Samuel 21:19 states that: In still another battle at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair from Bethlehem killed the brother of Goliath of Gath. Notice how it says the brother of Goliath, and not Goliath himself. In the Kings James Version, 2 Samuel 21:19 states: And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan, the son of Jaa-re-oregim, a Beth-lehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. As you can see, it was the brother of Goliath who was slayed by Elhanan. David slew Goliath. Though I'm not sure why there is a difference in names between Jair and Jaareogim. My guess is, they are the same names, but spoken differently. Just like my name is different in Japanese compared to American.