“David versus Goliath” is a well-known story from the Bible that has come to represent a metaphor for an underdog defeating a seemingly invincible opponent. The story tells of a young shepherd named David who defeated the giant warrior Goliath with a single stone from his sling.
The key points of the story are:
David was a young shepherd who was not trained in warfare, while Goliath was a giant warrior and champion of the Philistine army.
Goliath challenged the Israelites to send out a champion to fight him, but nobody was willing to face him.
David volunteered to fight Goliath and was initially ridiculed by the Israelites for his small size and lack of experience.
David had faith in God and believed that he could defeat Goliath. He chose to fight Goliath with a sling and five smooth stones.
When David approached Goliath, the giant mocked him, but David remained calm and confident.
David struck Goliath in the forehead with a stone from his sling, causing the giant to fall to the ground. David then killed Goliath with Goliath’s own sword.
David’s victory over Goliath was seen as a symbol of the triumph of the underdog over the powerful and the importance of faith, courage, and determination.
The unheard story of David and Goliath | Malcolm Gladwell
30 sep. 2013