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"His height was six cubits and a span. 5 He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels ; 6 on his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. 7 His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels." - - 1 Samuel 17.
Goliath of Gath. From the Holy Bible. Philistine warrior of enormous stature and formidable armaments.
Here with the story of the American Goliath. From the era of the American Civil War.
Martin Van Buren Bates. American Goliath.
"An actual giant served in the Civil War"
"The people of Letcher County, Kentucky are currently raising money to build a bronze statue of one of their most iconic civil war veterans, Martin Van Buren Bates. This statue is meant to celebrate more than just his military service, however. It is celebrating his international celebrity status as an actual giant."
"Martin Van Buren Bates came from a well-known family in Letcher County. According to historical records, he was born in 1837, and by the age of 13, would weigh 300 pounds. Bates would continue to grow until he was 28 years old, measuring an astounding 7-foot-11 inches [241 cm.] tall and weighing 500 pounds. The Guinness Book of World Records lists Bates at 7-foot-9 inches [236 cm.] tall."
Bates comporting himself well during his military service. Bates marrying a woman also a giant.
A MAN SUCH AS BATES BY CURRENT REGULATION UNABLE TO ENLIST IN THE AMERICAN MILITARY. TOO TALL!
"The cause for rejection for Armed Forces male applicants is height less than 60 inches [153 cm.] or more than 80 inches [203 cm.]. The cause for rejection for Armed Forces female applicants is height less than 58 inches [147 cm.] or more than 80 inches [203 cm.]. The Marines are more restrictive. For the Marines, height standards for male applicants range from 58 [147 cm.] to 78 inches [190 cm.]. Height standards for female applicants range from 58 [147 cm.] to 72 inches [183 cm.]."
Goliath of Gath described in the Bible his height as understood by measure of the time anywhere between six feet six inches [198 cm.] to nine feet six inches [290 cm.].
THERE WERE GIANTS BACK IN THOSE DAYS.