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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Greatest biblical warrior


The Old Testament records the deeds of many heroes, including David, Samson, Jehu, Joshua, Gideon and Saul. But who would you consider the greatest?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #2

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I have to go with Gideon on this one.
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David. He killed lions, bears, a really big champion who everyone else in the army was terrified of. All when he was just a young lad.
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I vote David, not only for his feats in his early years, but for the successful wars he fought throughout his reign.
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Men like Gideon, Samson, Y'hoshua, etc. owed their strength more to God than any skills of their own. Remember that Gideon was hiding in a winepress when he was called to fight against the Midyanis...
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Jehu is pretty sweet...I love the smell of sanctified regicide in the morning!
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Alexander Magnus appears in 1 Maccabees (canonical for some Christian denominations).
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I really like Ehud. Not everyone gets to lose their dagger because it gets stuck in a corpulent king's belly.
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I really like Ehud. Not everyone gets to lose their dagger because it gets stuck in a corpulent king's belly.
He was a leftie, if I recall correctly?

I tend to notice history's left-handed folks, since I myself am a leftie
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Dawud.
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