4A challenger who represented the Philistines came out from the camp of the Philistines. He was named Goliath of Gath. He was nine feet, six inches tall.
17:4Hebrew six cubits and a span. A Hebrew Dead Sea Scroll, some Greek manuscripts, and the historian Josephus have the variant four cubits and a span, that is, six feet, nine inches for Goliath's height. A typical Israelite teenager, like David, was probably in the 5-foot-2 range, which would make Saul (a head taller) around 6 feet tall.