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David, King

     
David, King
(died around 962 BC) in the Old Testament of the Bible, one of the Kings of Israel. When David was a boy, he killed the giant (=a very tall, strong man) Goliath by hitting him on the head with a stone thrown from his sling. People sometimes use the names David and Goliath to describe a situation in which a small and less powerful person or group is fighting a much larger and more powerful person or group.

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