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DAVID. One of the greatest heroes of ancient history was David, a poor shepherd boy who
killed the giant Goliath. According to the Biblical story of his life, which is told in
detail in the Old Testament, David was born about 3,000 years ago.

David was the youngest son of Jesse, a man of Bethlehem. While a shepherd, he learned to
play the harp and to hurl stones from a sling with deadly accuracy to protect the flocks.

Saul, at that time king of Israel, called for music to soothe his troubled spirit. David
was so handsome and his music on the harp so pleasing that Saul made him his armor bearer
and musician.

Then David met Goliath. This Philistine had challenged Saul for 40 days to send out a man
to fight him. No one had responded, for Goliath stood more than nine feet tall. He
brandished a spear that had a 20-pound head of iron and a shaft "like a weaver's beam."
David wore no armor and carried only a sling hidden in his hand and five smooth stones in
a shepherd's bag at his side.

As Goliath came into range, David reached into his bag, put a stone in his sling, and let
go with all his might. The stone pierced Goliath's forehead, and he fell dead. David then
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