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Reply #150 - Dec 5th, 2014 at 6:39am
 
It states in the Bible that David cut off Goliath's head with his own sword. That's what likely killed him.
The problem is the uncertainty of Goliath's height. 8 cubits and a span. How thick was his skull at that height?
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Reply #151 - Dec 5th, 2014 at 11:33am
 
It also depends on what kind of sword he had.  Most bronze swords seem to have actually been used for thrusting more than chopping or slicing.

On the other hand if he had been carrying a khopesh or something similar, it wouldn't have been a problem.  A khopesh looks very similar to a sword but was actually more of a long bladed ax.
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Reply #152 - Sep 28th, 2015 at 5:34pm
 
So today in history we watched a Malcolm Gladwell video and it brought up some very good points. First off it stated how effective a sling was in the right hands(points in my book). Second it stated that goliath may have had a disorder, and provided some good evidence for it.
Here's the link http://www.ted.com/talks/malcolm_gladwell_the_unheard_story_of_david_and_goliath...
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Reply #153 - Sep 30th, 2015 at 9:58am
 
about time someone worked out goliath had no chance Smiley
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Reply #154 - Dec 15th, 2016 at 8:35pm
 
An unusual twist on the David and Goliath story. From the French Metz Pontifical Manuscript, 1302.
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Reply #155 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 9:35am
 
Seems legit.
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Reply #156 - Dec 17th, 2016 at 8:45am
 
must be pope bunnyface Smiley
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Reply #157 - Dec 18th, 2016 at 2:10pm
 
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Reply #158 - Dec 19th, 2016 at 3:31pm
 
I tried to come up with a witty remark, but you got me beat C. A..
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Reply #159 - Dec 21st, 2016 at 7:02am
 
it's one weird picture and no mistake.
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Reply #160 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 3:28am
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-a7fF3TW8

hello, we have new interesting video
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Reply #161 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:34pm
 
Wonder if we can get a English version
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Reply #162 - Jan 11th, 2019 at 9:52pm
 
Mersa wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 6:34pm:
Wonder if we can get a English version

I would imagine.  All the interviews are in English, and the translation just dubbed over.  I've been looking but no luck so far.
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Reply #163 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 12:25pm
 
Excellent video balearic-sling! Thanks for sharing it with us  Thumbs Up
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Reply #164 - Jan 12th, 2019 at 2:02pm
 
balearic-sling wrote on Jan 11th, 2019 at 3:28am:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-a7fF3TW8

hello, we have new interesting video
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I was able to find the original video.  It looks like this clip is part of a documentary series called History of Weapons.  More specifically it's in the episode called Faster than the Enemy.  The entire series looks like it should be pretty interesting.  It's available from a company called ZDF Enterprises here: https://zdf-enterprises.de/en/catalogue/international/zdfeunscripted/history-bio....

It doesn't look like it's available to purchase.  It is required to register with the site to watch the videos.  I would like to watch it, but still debating on whether or not to register.

Thanks for the clip balearic-sling!
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