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Old Apr 9, '12, 12:55 pm
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Where now are the sons of the giants like Goliath who used to scare the Israelis because of their size? Thanks in advance.
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It's not likely that Goliath was from a separate race, but that he was a run of the mill giant. We still have those today.

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Possible. While the Masoretic text today states that Goliath is "six cubits and a span" (around nine feet), the DSS manuscripts of Samuel, the Septuagint, and Josephus give a more mundane height of "four cubits and a span" (approximately six feet seven; cf. NAB "six and a half feet tall").
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The World Wildlife Fund?

Methinks the NBA is also a good place to start.
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My daughter married one of his descendants.
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Possible. While the Masoretic text today states that Goliath is "six cubits and a span" (around nine feet), the DSS manuscripts of Samuel, the Septuagint, and Josephus give a more mundane height of "four cubits and a span" (approximately six feet seven; cf. NAB "six and a half feet tall").
Even if it was approximately 9', males approaching that height have been known in modern times. Robert Wadlow for instance (8' 11").

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