Enormous human beings are one of the most recognizable monsters in the Bible. Who, after all, is unfamiliar with the epic tale of David and Goliath?
Goliath, himself, stood about six cubits and a span, according to 1 Samuel 17:4. This translates to about 9 feet 9 inches tall.
That’s a big guy.
This isn’t the first time we encounter a giant in the scriptures, though. Mentions of them are peppered throughout scripture, and guesses at their heights go anywhere from 6 to 30 feet., beginning in Genesis 6:4, where it is written that “There were giants on the earth in those days”.
Besides Goliath, there is Og, king of Bashahn, whose bed is described in Deuteronomy 3:11 as being over 13 feet long and 6 feet wide. He is described as being “of the remnant of the giants”.
The Amorites, who are mentioned more than 80 times throughout scripture, are said to be “the height of cedars,” and “as strong as the oaks”. In Number 13:32, they are described as “men of great stature”.
Although giants feature throughout scripture, there is, as of yet, no physical evidence of their existence, and none walk the earth today.
Perhaps we should be thankful!