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Scriptsגָּלְיָת Ancient Hebrew Γολιαθ Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.gə-LIE-əth English
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Meaning & History

From Hebrew גָּלְיָת (Golyat), possibly derived from גָּלָה (galah) meaning "uncover, reveal". This is the name of the giant Philistine who is slain by David in the Old Testament.
Other Languages & CulturesGolyat Biblical Hebrew

Images

David defeats Goliath, by Gustave Doré (1866)David defeats Goliath, by Gustave Doré (1866)

Categories

biblical, giants, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute