The account of 1 Samuel 17 does not suggest that David knew about Goliath’s brothers or that he believed he would have to fight the whole family. What we know for sure is that David and his men faced four other giants, somehow related to Goliath, in later battles. David’s faith was in the Lord, and he knew from experience God’s faithfulness.
How Many Brothers Did Goliath Have? Different biblical interpretations disagree on the number of brothers Goliath had, although there is proof he did have one brother named Lahmi. In 1 Chronicles, the Bible states that Lahmi, the brother of Goliath, was killed by Elhanan. Other mentions of giants related to Goliath leave critics questioning ...
Did Goliath have four brothers? This question relates to an interpretation as to why David chose 5 smooth stones when challenging Goliath (see 1 Samuel 17:40). However, there is no biblical basis ...
Did Goliath have other brothers besides Lahmi? Answered by Rob J Hyndman · 3 October 2010 · 1 Comment. Lahmi is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 20:5. And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. ...
So, according to these verses, Goliath had a total of three brothers. David slew Goliath, and Goliath's three brothers were slain by Sibbechai the Hushathite (who slew Saph)(2 Samuel 21:18), Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim (who slew Lahmi)(2 Samuel 21:19), and David's nephew Jonathan, the son of David's brother Shimeah (2 Samuel 21:21).
How many brothers did Goliath have? Goliath was from Gath, and Goliath had four sons-the name of one son is unknown, but the others were Ishbibenob, Saph, and Lahmi,-
It’s clearest in the King James Version, which says that all four of the giants slain there were born to the giant in Gath (where Goliath was from ) and specifically identifies one of them as Goliath’s brother. This leads us to believe that all four were Goliath’s brothers.
The length of his spear may have been as long as 26 feet (7.9 meters). The head alone on his spear weighed at least 17 pounds U.S. (7.7 kilograms). He was a formidable opponent indeed! Your question assumes that David picked up five slingshot stones in order to fight Goliath and his four similarly gigantic brothers.
A literal interpretation of the verses suggests that his brother and three sons were also of giant stature. The name of Goliath's third son does not appear in the Bible, so we have named him Exadactylus as it was said that ‘he had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes’ (Samuel 21:20-21).
Once we understand this information, everything becomes clear. Rapha was a giant who had five sons: Goliath, Ishbi-benob, Saph (or Sippai), Lahmi, and the unnamed 24-digited brother. So Goliath did have four brothers—not four sons.