Question: What were the giants in the Bible?

Who was the giants in the Bible?

The Nephilim (/ˈnɛfɪˌlɪm/; Hebrew: נְפִילִים‎) are mysterious beings or people in the Hebrew Bible that are large and strong; the word Nephilim is loosely translated as giants in some Bibles but left untranslated in others. Some traditional Jewish explanations interpret them as fallen angels.

How many giants are in the Bible?

Goliath, the Gittite, is the most well known giant in the Bible. He is described as ‘a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, whose height was six cubits and a span’ (Samuel 17:4).

Table I.

Name Position in Pedigree Bible Reference
Sippai (Sath) III:2 Chronicles 20:4
‘Exadactylous’ III:3 Chronicles 20:6-7

Who killed the giants in the Bible?

Goliath, (c. 11th century bc), in the Bible (I Sam. xvii), the Philistine giant slain by David, who thereby achieved renown. The Philistines had come up to make war against Saul, and this warrior came forth day by day to challenge to single combat.

How old was David when he killed Goliath?

David was around 15 years old when Samuel anointed him king in the midst of his brothers. How much time passed after David was anointed and the killing of Goliath is not clear. He was somewhere between the age of 15 and 19 when Jesse sent him to the battle to check on his brothers.

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