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So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

17:50 slew him. Superficially there seems to be a contradiction with II Samuel 21:19, where it says that a man named Elhanan killed Goliath. However, the translators quite properly inserted the fact that Elhanan killed “the brother of Goliath the Gittite,” based on the fact that this is explicitly so stated in I Chronicles 20:5, even naming the giant slain by Elhanan as “Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite.” Most likely an early copyist somehow omitted the words “the brother of” from II Samuel 21:19.

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