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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:3, Fall 2022

Taking a Sling

How David defeated Goliath

By Boyd SeeversVictoria Parrott

The biblical story of David and Goliath is gripping and inspiring, but is it credible? How could the lowly shepherd defeat the formidable Philistine warrior with so simple a weapon as a sling? Discover the lethal capabilities of slings that give credence to the biblical account.

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