How tall was Goliath ?? (bible loses the plot) !
And there came out from the camp of the Philistines a champion named Goliath of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. (1 Samuel 17:4 Masoretic)
The Above verse from the masoretic text tells us Goliath was six cubits and a span? In other words Goliath was about nine feet, six inches. However the Septuagint completely contradicts the Masoretic let's read below:
So now we have a big problem the Septuagint tells us Goliath was four cubits and a span that's about six feet, six inches. And what's worse the Jewish historian Josephus describes Goliath as, “a man of vast bulk, for he was of four cubits and a span in tallness ???
We have another problem to deal with if we agree the Septuagint is correct and Goliath was 6 feet six inches tall how does one accept a six footer wearing a coat that weighs 125 pounds?
He wore a bronze helmet, and his bronze coat of mail weighed 125 pounds.
(1 Samuel 17:5)
In short was Goliath 9 foot+ according to the Masoretic or was he 6 foot+ according to the Septuagint or just under 6 feet according to Josephus... You decide!!
Another blow SHAME SHAME!!