Looking at Goliath

david and goliath

We at The Church Sofa, can not pass the book of 1 Samuel, without taking some time to look at Chapter 17. The home of one of this epic battles of The Old Testament. The original David v Goliath battle itself. This battle story has led to the use of “David vs Goliath” to describe almost any story were someone has to face overwhelming odds, and probably has no chance of winning.

We’re going to take a look at how Goliath has been represented over the years.

The Classic Goliath

There are the traditional paintings that have been created over the centuries.

David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888) (found at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goliath )
David and Goliath, a colour lithograph by Osmar Schindler (c. 1888) (found at Wikipedia )

The Updated Goliath

We have the computer generated characters within games.

Found at biblekids3d.com
Found at biblekids3d.com 

The Friendly Looking Monster

There are also Disney style monster Goliaths.

Found at http://entrepreneurialambitions.com/2011/11/02/taking-on-goliath/
Found at http://entrepreneurialambitions.com/2011/11/02/taking-on-goliath/

The team you have no hope of beating.

Goliath can also look like the football match your team have no chance of winning in. (Exeter City managed a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford)

Found at Exeter City's trip to Old Trafford will be a great day for their fans but that is about it - they won't get the result they want against Manchester United. (Mark Lawrenson) izquotes.com
Found at izquotes.com

The Massive Monster

Goliath seems to symbolise the unbeatable monster.

Found over at  www.psxextreme.com
Found over at www.psxextreme.com


The thing is:

That unbeatable monster, can just be waking up tomorrow morning.

Good Morning

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