Iron and Bronze.

RGmyrken at RGmyrken at
Thu Sep 5 01:17:27 EDT 2002

> The instance where we are given the weights of
>  Goliath's armour is another curiosity. The "iron"
>  spear head could refer to just the weight in iron, or
>  be made from beaten iron ore, but the rest of his kit
>  is weighed in bronze and of bronze.. if memory serves
>  me correctly.

    Iron spearhead aside, given that Goliath's armament is that of a typical 
Greek hoplite, replete with shield-bearer (1 Sam. 17:3-5), a rather late date 
is indicated.

    Russell Gmirkin  

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