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Re: Who killed Goliath--David or Elhanan???
>>The question was 'answered' by a Hungarian scholar, Palozdy back in
>>the 1950s (I believe in ZAW 1956). That Elhanan and David could be
>>one and the same.
This is not a 'solution'. Or if it is, it works only in order to create
another one: why would an author who appears to know that David is called
David (and so calls him everywhere else) call him by another name, unless
he wanted to cast doubt on whether it was David. And if he wanted to cast
doubt, maybe he was right?
I am an admirer of Rashi, all the same; he knew what to think and what to
say and how the two were not necessarily the same.
Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2UJ