10/25/2012 9:31pm, #331
A cubit is not an absolute measurement like the SI units we're used to in the modern era....a cubit is the length from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. A span is about the width of a hand. So both cubits and spans are an approximation for measurement...eventually a cubit length of 18" made it's way into some versions of the Bible, but that length it turns out is not consistent between versions/texts of the Bible, depending on who translated it.
Note that the Dead Sea Scroll versions put him at a more realistic 6'9".
Hebrew Bible: 9’9” (6 cubits + 1 span)
Greek Old Testament: 6’9” (4c + 1s) [Not all Greek manuscripts however]
Dead Sea Scrolls (4QSam): 6’9” (4c+1s)
Josephus (Ant. 6.171): 6’9” (4c+1s)
I have read Spartan Hoplite bronze breastplates alone weighed up to 60 lbs, so it's entirely possible his entire set (custom designed for a big man) would weigh over 100 lbs.
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10/25/2012 9:56pm, #332
By the way...everyone should, as an exercise, determine their personal cubit.
Mine is 19.5 inches, making my own private Goliath well over 10 feet tall (don't forget to add the width of your hand).
How tall is your Goliath?
10/25/2012 10:10pm, #333
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10/25/2012 10:42pm, #334GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
10/25/2012 11:32pm, #335
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I don't remember the names of the women's magazines, but some put out a list of the most desirable men. Look at who they are, and tell me it was not the same characteristics they were looking for 10,000 years ago, except Rich could be taken off the list.
10/25/2012 11:58pm, #336
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Originally Posted by jdogg33
because I've owned and handled both, and one has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
Wrong again, Mr. Appeal to Authority. No one on the thread could possibly have ever used slings and slingshots, right?
They are both types of sling, because they both contain the word "sling".
They are both ballistic weapons.
The slingshot is an improvement on the sling.
The only real difference between them is one is a bit more modern and uses elasticity to store power, whereas the older uses reactive centrifugal force.
Read more at http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...CZWOOQYC6ou.99
OK, sure they are both ballistic weapons, only one uses elasticity and the other centrifugal force. I said they are not the same. Correct they are both ballistic weapons, only one is more advanced than the other. A .357 magnum revolver is a ballistic weapon, and it's a little more advanced than a slingshot. A Glock 45 is more advanced than that in the way that the bullets are moved into the chamber, and the spent shells ejected. They are not the same as a sling.
And where did you come up with Mr. Appeal to Authority? I'm not appealing to ****. I have an American Indian Tomohawk head, found by my Uncle 20 years ago. He found an old man that knew how to make a traditional handle. It is stone and wood, it was made for fighting, and it could easily kill a man. It is a leverage weapon.
When slashing, a Japanese folded steel sword is also a leverage weapon. They sometimes both operate on the principles of leverage, but they are not the same.
Also, I'm no so ignorant to think that I'm the only one on this site to have used a sling and a slingshot. I only pointed out that I understand what both can do, and they are not the same weapon.
10/26/2012 12:19am, #337
10,000 years ago the ability of a man to make fire and kill wild animals and make things like deer jerky and huts were probably considered super sexy.
NO ONE said they were the same thing, dumbass.
Oh and learn how to use the Quote feature, god dammit.
10/26/2012 12:20am, #338
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