David and Goliath (Animated)
This story is taken from 1Samuel 17. Probably the most accurate version of David & Goliath so far (but I’m still waiting for better). The bible says David was ruddy/redish (1Sam 16:12 & 1Sam 17:42) which probably means he had red hair or his skin was red because of being out with sheep all day. Goliath was 6 cubits and a span. This all depends on how a cubit is measured… A cubit is measured from the tip of the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. With 1 cubit = 25 in and 1 span = 10 in, Goliath would be 13 ft 4 in. If 1 cubit = 18 in and 1 span = 10 in, then Goliath would be 9.83 feet. In the cartoon, David stood next to Goliath and there wasn’t much different. It’s like the animator just wanted to make Goliath out to be a really tall guy and not a giant. It also looks like they didn’t go out to meet each other with David running after him.