One of the major areas I cover in my online Bible classes is the story of David and Goliath. The battle of Gath and Goliath was a pivotal point in the history of Israel as they wrestled with political and military issues.
The tale is told about the Bible hero David and the evil Goliath. It takes place in the second century BC. This is also the time that the story of David and Goliath becomes a central theme in the history of the Old Testament.
At this point, the story of David and Goliath breaks away from its “insular” area and emerges into the city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is ruled by the king, Saul. King Saul knew that the wall of Jerusalem was strong and would make any assault impossible.
In order to get around the strong city walls, Saul moves his army against Bethlehem. Bethlehem is near Bethlehem Amoam, and so it’s easy for Saul to move his men and his army to attack the city. Goliath has a good supply of stone and he is not easily outrun. As King Saul sends a messenger with word to Goliath, Goliath receives the message and gets out of Bethlehem in order to confront the king of Israel.
Goliath is bigger than Saul’s force. He faces off against Saul at the top of the wall. The story ends when Goliath is impaled by a javelin, which puts an end to the conflict. The Jerusalem temple is razed and David is proclaimed as king.
The Goliath Saga is one of the most well-known sagas in the Bible. Another story, King James’ Saga, is also known as the “James Bible”. This saga is told through the personal accounts of King James, a canon of the church of the Antioch of James and of the emperor James II. These two saints were major literary figures in the early Christianity.
In the Jerusalem Saga, the story of King James is told in three very different versions. The texts are from the New Testament, the Old Testament and the James Bible.
I have studied and taught this sagas in a personal manner, in addition to studying this collection of two sagas on the same story, the Goliath Saga. While these are not the only story lines in the Bible, these two sagas do show that, in addition to how much impact our sacred writings have had on the way we live, how important our sacred scriptures have been in our culture.