2 Samuel 21:19

2 Samuel 21:19

And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines
Another battle with them in the same place:

where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew [the brother
of] Goliath the Gittite;
the word "brother" is rightly supplied from ( 1 Chronicles 20:5 ) ; where his name is said to be Lahmi, for not Goliath himself was slain, though some so interpret it, and take Elhanan to be David; so Jarchi, and with which agrees the Targum; but he was slain not at Gob, but in the valley of Elah, nor had David any such name as Elhanan; he was one of David's worthies, ( 2 Samuel 23:24 ) ; where he is called the son of Dodo, and in ( 1 Chronicles 20:5 ) , the son of Jair; and Lahmi there may not be the name of Goliath's brother, but, as here, the country name of Elhanan; for the words F26 there may be rendered,

``and Elhanan the son of Jair, the Lehemite (i.e. the Bethlehemite), slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite,''

and so perfectly agrees, with this:

the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam;
not of Goliath's brother, but of Goliath himself, ( 1 Samuel 17:7 ) .


F26 Vid. Buxtorf. Anticritic. par. 2. c. 2. p. 421.