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Message started by P.W._Smith on Nov 5th, 2006 at 1:21pm

Title: Hebrew sling design???
Post by P.W._Smith on Nov 5th, 2006 at 1:21pm
Does anyone know a design for a Hebrew style sling of about 14-1800 BC? I need to make one but it can't be the Balaeric island style split-pocket...if anyone could help me out that would be great
Derek

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by TechStuf on Nov 5th, 2006 at 2:06pm
Derek,  our Hebrew ancestors were truly a gifted group of individuals....and although we have no conclusive evidence of the style and materials they were using at the time of David's participation in the victory over Goliath, we can be sure that David's thought processes in sling design would run similar to his modern counterpart given that only natural materials are used.
  He would have been skilled in making a high performance sling made to last.  Leather, woven fiber or a combination of both would most certainly have been used.  At any rate, I'm sure you'll do well all around, and welcome to the ranks of modern "Qalla" the world over.....

Though we be few in actual number, we are many in spirit.


Yah bless,


TS

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by P.W._Smith on Nov 5th, 2006 at 3:18pm
Thanks Techstuf...I'm trying to make a solid woven pouch...but am having  >:(no luck. any help would be greatly appreciated in weaving a solid "historically accurate" pouch
Derek

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by TechStuf on Nov 5th, 2006 at 4:09pm

If you can't find it here....then I have doubts as to whether you may find historically accurate designs recounted elsewhere regarding Israelite slings.


TS

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Willeke on Nov 5th, 2006 at 4:30pm
The egyptian slings might be the nearest in time and region. But I am not sure about how right the instructions are for copying.

Willeke

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by P.W._Smith on Nov 5th, 2006 at 4:33pm
Willeke...how would you go about making something like that? I've read the other threads that relate to the egyptian slings...and I can't make any sense of them...help?
Derek

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Willeke on Nov 5th, 2006 at 5:00pm
Derek,
it is not a sling I can explain in a few minutes, I have plans to make a set of instructions, but I have had these plans for over a year now and live comes with other things I have to do.

Sorry not to be of more help,

Willeke

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Mordechaj on Nov 5th, 2006 at 5:52pm

wrote on Nov 5th, 2006 at 2:06pm:
Though we be few in actual number, we are many in spirit.

TS



and split/multiple personalities  8) ;D

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by TechStuf on Nov 5th, 2006 at 7:24pm

Yes, those too, we musn't forget the contributions made by our perhaps mis/less understood sling brothers.


;)


TS

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by bigkahuna on Nov 5th, 2006 at 9:20pm
USMC= Uncle Stuf's misguided children? ;D

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by TechStuf on Nov 5th, 2006 at 11:55pm

God bless your heart BK,  you must try and verbally defecate on another's beliefs whenever that urge comes over you.  Surely there are many other forums you can inhabit which are more tolerable of your immature brand of intolerance.




http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/doctrine/redseacrossing.html



God bless all mis-guided children of the world!



:)



TS

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by slingbadger on Nov 6th, 2006 at 1:34pm
The infamous Egyptian sling in the Petrie museum in London is more than likely not Egyptian at all, but Isreali.
     I got a facsinating letter from the chief curator of the museum that states that. The Egyptians used Isreali mercenary slingers in all their wars, so the sling there, and on the article section of the Website here is probably a good match for what you are looking for.

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by TechStuf on Nov 6th, 2006 at 2:11pm
    I would be interested to see such information.....and I would add that certainly the chief curator of the Petrie Museum would know that the term, "Israeli" refers only to modern day inhabitants of Israel and not to ancient Israelites who, as the curator purportedly claims, were "more than likely" the makers of the type of sling exhibited.  Is it possible for you to shed more light on the subject by sharing a copy of this letter with the forum?  

    Also, If you have the time and inclination, I would be much interested in any evidence you have to support your assertion that Egypt used 'Israelite' mercenaries in all it's wars.


TS

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by P.W._Smith on Nov 6th, 2006 at 6:43pm
Hey Willeke-Could you make a woven sling for me-(since you can't give me the instructions)-If yyou could, I'd be willing to trade something for it...
Derek

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Willeke on Nov 7th, 2006 at 10:48am
Sorry, but same answer, No time.

Willeke

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by bigkahuna on Jan 23rd, 2007 at 6:13am

Yahweh Bless you in Yeshua wrote on Nov 5th, 2006 at 11:55pm:
God bless your heart BK,  you must try and verbally defecate on another's beliefs whenever that urge comes over you.  Surely there are many other forums you can inhabit which are more tolerable of your immature brand of intolerance.




http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/doctrine/redseacrossing.html



God bless all mis-guided children of the world!



:)



TS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Was I just insulted??? :-?

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Mordechaj on Jan 23rd, 2007 at 7:07am
i belive you did. and i belive that TS felt insulted too (hence his post)

what i can't belive is that it tok you allmost two months to get it :P

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by slingbadger on Jan 23rd, 2007 at 2:16pm
The people of the Middle east in the biblical times made sling stones. They were made of either flint, or limestone, and up to 2 inches in diameter, so the pouch of the slings would hav to be big enough to accomodate the stones.
 Tech, if you could send me your complete address, I could mail off the info you asked for.

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by bigkahuna on Jan 23rd, 2007 at 8:41pm
Dear Mr. Stuff, I am very sorry that you took offense at my post. There was a question mark at the end that you perhaps did not notice. In any case, if your children are in fact misguided then you have my deepest sympathy. If they are not then I am sorry for your lack of humor and you still have my deepest sympathy. I offer my humblest appology for any slight you may have felt. That was not my intent to malign any person or group( especially the USMC ). :-[

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by bigkahuna on Jan 26th, 2007 at 11:55am

Mordechaj wrote on Jan 23rd, 2007 at 7:07am:
i belive you did. and i belive that TS felt insulted too (hence his post)

what i can't belive is that it tok you allmost two months to get it :P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I'm a slow reader. ;)

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by bigkahuna on Apr 6th, 2007 at 9:14pm
;)

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by happy dragon on Apr 14th, 2007 at 1:05pm
Since I am in Israel I will take some time out and check out the historical sling situation when I have a chance and post. If anyone has any specific question please post and I will do my best to try to find out what's what according to the curator who is an Israeli and definitely not an Israelite!! :D

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by P.W._Smith on Apr 16th, 2007 at 11:22am
Please do...I really would like to learn about the styles used...I can make just about any style of sling...(Balaeric, Peruvian, and solid woven pouch), but I just need a picture/description
Thanks,
Derek

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by wannabeslinger on May 25th, 2007 at 2:54pm
well david was a sheep herder so it probably would of been made of wool

Title: Re: Hebrew sling design???
Post by Sons of benjamin on Apr 24th, 2011 at 1:13am
The Hebrews would most likely have used the following sling design:

http://www.seekyee.com/Slings/gallery/shptwine1.htm

Considering the fact that the Isrealites were under tremendous 'peer' pressure to conform to the practices of their neighbors (the philistines, the moabites, etc), they would likely have used the slings characteristic to that region of the world.

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