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Malcolm Gladwell on David and Goliath (TED.com)


Some interesting observations about the famous story by author Malcolm Gladwell. Though David still needed great faith and courage to face Goliath, he might have had some advantages over Goliath that the text reveals upon closer inspection!


One Stone, One Shot, One Kill (Bill Creasy)

“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off. Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

Bill Creasy (click link above – embed is apparently disabled) offers this interesting discussion on why David got 5 stones in preparation to fight Goliath!