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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Champion

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(1 Samuel 17:4,23 ), properly "the man between the two," denoting the position of Goliath between the two camps. Single combats of this kind at the head of armies were common in ancient times. In ver. 51 this word is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and properly denotes "a mighty man."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Champion'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/c/champion.html. 1897.

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