David and Goliath the Giant
The story of king David is nearly always a prophetic one. Most understand that he represents the typology of Yeshua, so then should it be any surprise that the story of David and Goliath has many undertones concerning the victory of Christ? This story begins in Genesis.

Genesis 6:1-9 KJV
1. And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
9. These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

Not only were there Giants, (offspring of HaNpiliym or Nephilim) in the earth in those days, but the scripture also says that there were Giants also AFTER those days. This has to do also with the statement that the sons of 'Elohiym came unto the daughters of men and cohabited with them as also stated in the Book of Enoch, (which Moses appears to quote from in Genesis 6:1-2) and, thus, causing the offspring of the Giants. This is apparently from where the story of David and Goliath finds its origins; for if Genesis 6:4 states that there were Giants also again AFTER those days, then we may expect to see them mentioned again in Scripture. One of the words used to describe the offspring born to the Nephilim in Genesis 6:4 is "hagiboriym" from "gibbor" which is a "mighty one" or valiant warrior. The same word is used of Goliath, (Gibboriym), and it also means "Great Hero" or Hero: a man of great name and fame; renown. In fact some translations use the word "Heroes" in Genesis 6:4. A "Great Hero" is the same blasphemous name that the later Herodian Dynasty kings took for themselves. The Greek "Herod" means "song (or ode) of the Hero" hence: Hero-ode or Herod. Herod the Great was from Ashkelon, one of the five cities of the Canaanite kings, (the five cities of the lords of the Philistines).

In the story of king David we find that Goliath was a Giant, the hero of the Philistine armies, and he most definitely represents an antichrist entity. He was a Philistine which were probably of the same Egyptian and Phoenician-Greek lineage that the Scripture states were connected to Mizraim, (Egypt) and Tyre, (Tyrus) and Zidon. The country of Caphtor is that of the coasts of the Philistines including what is even today Gaza:

Genesis 10:13-14 KJV
13. And
Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,
14. And Pathrusim, and
Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.

Jeremiah 47:4-5 KJV
4. Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the Lord will spoil
the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.
5. Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

Goliath the Philistine ~

1 Samuel 17:1-11 KJV
1. Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle, and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephesdammim.
2. And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
3. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side, and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side: and there was a valley between them.
4. And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath,
whose height was six cubits and a span.
5. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
6. And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
7. And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
8. And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
9. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
10. And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
11. When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly afraid.

The enormous size of Goliath is stated to be Six cubits and a Span, (6 x 17.17 and an 8 inch Span is about 111 inches) or about 9Ĺ feet. When we see professional basketball players they tower over us by a foot or two and they seem like giants. Goliath would have towered another two feet above them and yet he was a muscle bound killing machine with a great sword in his hand. The fear of the Israelites may be summed up in the same words that are said of the beast in the book of the Revelation: "who can make war with him?" The next thing of note is that Goliath was not only "Six cubits and a Span" but the head of his javelin weighed Six hundred shekels. The number Six is associated with Goliath as well as with the Beast of the Revelation, (and as well with the great image of Nebuchadnezzar). The next portion of the passage to catch the eye is the interesting fact that we find here the brass and the iron mentioned together once again, as in the metallic "Beast of a Man" image of Daniel Ch.2. Yet in this passage the metals are the weapons and shields of Goliath the great Beast of a Man. Also of note is the fact that here we have the armies of Israel ready to go into battle but no mention of YHWH in this part of the passage, and when Goliath says to the Israelites "am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul?" The armies of Israel could have said "we serve the Living YHWH of Israel" but instead they all became terrified of the Beast Warrior.

1 Samuel 17:12-16 KJV
12. Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Bethlehemjudah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
13. And the three eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle: and the names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the firstborn, and next unto him Abinadab, and the third Shammah.
14. And David was the youngest: and the three eldest followed Saul.
But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.
16. And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.

The typology of Christ is already evident in the first words about David: he was a Shepherd over his father's sheep and he was from Bethlehem. The forty days that Goliath presented himself to oppose the armies of Israel is also important, for this is indicative of a possible timeline of the two-thousand years that the accuser will oppose armies of YHWH, the great congregation of Yeshua: even the body of Christ which are the members of the armies of YHWH and friends of the King. How is the number forty indicative of two thousand years? Two thousand years are Forty Jubilees; it is a time of testing just the same as the Forty Years of the children of Israel in the wilderness journey.

1 Samuel 17:17-33 KJV
17. And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren;
18. And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
19. Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.
20. And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.
21. For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.
22. And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
23. And as he talked with them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake according to the same words: and David heard them.
24. And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.
25. And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.
26. And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
27. And the people answered him after this manner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.
28. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
29. And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?
30. And he turned from him toward another, and spake after the same manner: and the people answered him again after the former manner.
31. And when the words were heard which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul: and he sent for him.
32. And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine.
33. And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.

Here again we have the story of Christ Yeshua portrayed in the life of David, he is sent by his father to his brethren with food and sustenance, and to inquire for his father of their well-being. He hears what Goliath says and this is Davidís inquiry: "who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living 'Elohiym?" And then he is condemned by his own brothers who accuse him of pride, leaving the flock, and coming just to watch the battle at hand. So far the story flows perfectly and here is where it gets really interesting:

1 Samuel 17:34-36 KJV
34. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep,
and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35. And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36. Thy servant
slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

Where else do we read of a LION and a BEAR? These are the same typology of the different parts of the unholy "Beast" of Revelation 13, (which is the fourth beast of Daniel 7). The same Beast is destroyed by Christ at his appearance-parousia. Christ Yeshua is the Rock that smote the great image of Nebuchadnezzar at the ankles-feet in Daniel Ch.2. The story of David and Goliath is truly the typology of Christ being played out through David. He states that a Lion and then a Bear came after the flock and took one of the sheep, but notice when he explains to Saul how he smote the Lion and the Bear the Scripture continues to state "HIM" and "HE" as if both the Lion and the Bear are one entity: "And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me." David refers to the Lion and the Bear as if they were one Beast together; yet later tells Saul that he slew them both. He states also that Goliath will be "as one of them" ...

Daniel 7:2-7 KJV
2. Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

The typology of Goliath then points to the third great Beast of Daniel 7 which is the Leopard. The Leopard is also the belly and thighs of brass from the image-statue dream of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2. The Leopard is also personified as Yavan in Daniel. Thus we have the three empires used in the typology and symbolism of the beasts of man:

The gold-head Lion of Babylon - Wings of an Eagle ~ Nesher
The silver-arms Bear of Meday-Persia ~ Parac
The brass-belly Leopard of Grecia ~ Yavan
These three are folded into one in the Fourth Beast Dominion of the Man.

1 Samuel 17:37-40 KJV
37. David said moreover,
The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.
38. And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
39. And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
40. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.

What does the Stone from the brook represent? David will only need the one Stone to strike down Goliath: the Stone then represents Yeshua. Why is it smooth? It was buffeted and polished as Christ was for us. The stones are even taken from "the Brook" which is doubtless a reference to the running water of the brook of life, the fountain of the water of life, the Spirit of YHWH.

1 Samuel 17:41-51 KJV
41. And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him.
42. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.
43. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
44. And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.
45. Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
46. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
47. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.
48. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
49. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
50. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
51. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their
champion (HSN#1368 gibbowr-[hagiboriym]) was dead, they fled.

Original Strong's Ref. #1368
Romanized  gibbowr
Pronounced ghib-bore'
or (shortened) gibbor {ghib-bore'}; intensive from the same as HSN1397; powerful; by implication, warrior, tyrant:
KJV--champion, chief, X excel, giant, man, mighty (man, one), strong (man), valiant man.

1 Samuel 17:52-58 KJV
52. And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
53. And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines, and they spoiled their tents.
54. And David took the head of the Philistine, and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent.
55. And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
56. And the king said, Inquire thou whose son the stripling is.
57. And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine in his hand.
58. And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.

If the "Stone that the builders rejected" is this same "Stone" which David took from "the Brook" and also that same "Stone cut from the Mountain without hands" of Daniel Ch.2, and again the same `Eben-Plummet Stone of Zechariah; then the Stone represents not only Yeshua but also the Word because he is the Word: the same Word which became flesh and Tabernacled among us. Yeshua the Word will slay the wicked mighty-ones with the epiphaneia-brightness of his parousia-appearance, and the breath of his mouth, and the Sword of the Word of his mouth. Not by spears, nor by the sword, but by the Spirit of YHWH. Goliath the Giant and Philistine from Gath, represents "the Beast and his armies" being defeated at the final great day of judgment when the final Atonement occurs: He that overcomes shall be given a white stone, a vote of approval, with a new name written therein; which only him receiving it knoweth the meaning.

1 Samuel 5:1-5 KJV
1. And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod.
2. When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon.
3. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.
4. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.
5. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
Philistine Dagon
Babylonian "Oannes" Dagon
Mortal Head Wound
---- Elishah
---- Tarshish
---- Kittim-Chittim (desert dwellers of the 'iyiym-isles - Daniel 11:30)
---- Dodanim-Rodanim (Ra'ah and Da'ah of the unclean fowls)

Genesis 10:2-5
2. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and
Yavan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.
3. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.
And the sons of Yavan; 'Eliyshah, and Tarshiysh, Kittiym, and Rodaniym.
5. By these were the 'iyiym-isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

The Rapha' (Rpa'iym) Egyptian-Phoenician portion of the Leopard:
---- Ishbibenob, son of the Rapha, (2 Sam. 21:16)
---- Saph, son of the Rapha, 2 Sam.21:18, (Sippai, 1Chr. 20:4)
---- Lahmi, brother of Goliath, son of the Rapha, (2 Sam. 21:19, 1 Chr. 20:5)
---- Son of the Rapha, (no name) Six fingers and Six toes in each extremity.

2 Samuel 21:20-22 KJV
20. And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant (Strong's #7497 rapha').
21. And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him.
22. These four were born to the giant ("Rapha") in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

The four brothers of the Giants were hagibboriym-offspring of the Rapha.
The Rapha is a fallen one haNpiliym as also `Anaq the father of the Anakim.

Attributes of Goliath: Brass ~ Yavan
-- Leopard - Brass Belly - Third Dominion over the
-- Brass helmet, Brass target (chest armor) Brass leg greaves.
-- Philistine - Egyptian and Phoenician, Grecian - Yavan.
-- Spearhead weight: Six Hundred Shekels of iron.
-- Height: Six Cubits and a Span.
Daniel 8 Transliteration ~ Daniel 11 Transliteration
The Confirmation of the Daniel 9:27 BRIYTH-Covenant
Enoch and the Book of Giants ~ Ten Weeks of Enoch ~ Olivet Zeytiym
Miyka'el Tsemach Tzedek ~ Chronology of Messiah ~ Ezra 4 Chronology
Beasts of Man ~ A Sower Went Forth To Sow ~ Apocalypse of Job
Stars of Heaven ~ Ruling Seven Mountains with a Rod of Iron
Herodian Dynasty ~ David and Goliath ~ House of Annas
TETRAGONOS: Four Corners ~ Temple of Yeshua
Giza Platform Altar ~ Altar of Adamah
Ezekiel Temple: Temple of a Man
Testimony My Patmos
Elaias Prophecy Index