- 462 pages
- Black & White
- 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- eBook (epub, mobi, pdf)
- 978-1-4602-5112-6 eBook
Adult Bible Stories, Literary Fiction, World Literature, Middle Eastern History, Historical Fiction, Religious, Christian Legends
Goliath: the Giant of Palestine
Six cubits and a span.
Lawrence F. Holt
Uglier than Hugo’s Hunchback; more terrifying then Shelly’s Frankenstein and yet more affable then Steinbeck’s Lenny Small is Goliath: the Giant of Palestine. Not the renowned Old Testament villain but a child unwittingly manipulated into the rogue Goliath. While stopping short of suggesting another slinger on a grassy knoll is an intriguing skeptical dissecting of I Samuel’s telling of history’s most famous one-on-one battle.
How and why the ancestors of present day Palestinians and Israelis came to struggle for the same land sheds new light on the argument of “Just whose land is it anyway?”
Goliath, a seven-year-old boy trapped in the body of a fierce giant, endures many fantastic adventures at the hands of history’s greatest mariners, the Phoenician and ushered throughout the Mediterranean as pirate and circus attraction.
The storyline returns to his homeland where his people continually clash with the Tribes of Israel. Initial terrorism, conspiracy, assassination and all-out war of this first Middle East conflict are accurately depicted and fueled by current headlines.
Presented also is a tender love story of the granddaughter of the eminent biblical Ruth and a displaced Philistine. After all the necessary covenants are fulfilled a marriage takes place.
Ten years of research based on historical evidence, biblical events and well-worn theories depicts the cultural, religious and technological differences of the two peoples.
"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."
(I SAMUEL 17:4)
Lawrence F. Holt, a former religious instructor, had always been fascinated by the reaction of an audience while hearing of the most famous one on one battle. He was also fascinated that there has been so little recorded about history’s most spectacular human. That has been the inspiration that sparked Holt for GOLIATH: THE GIANT OF PALESTINE.
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