Q. I was just wondering, in your “Children’s Stories for Adults, David and Goliath”, at the end you mention that the reason David took 5 stones is because Goliath had four brothers. Exactly where do you find that info? Is it in the Bible or other historical documents? Thank you!
A. You’ll find the hint of Goliath’s four brothers in 2 Samuel 21:18-22. 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.