This Just In: David’s Victory over Goliath Was Not an Upset!

Gregory Harris | December 5, 2016

The story of David and Goliath is perhaps the most famous of any of the biblical narratives, used throughout the world in both religious and secular circles anytime an underdog defeats a heavily favored champion. There is only one problem with this interpretation: the Bible clearly shows that David defeating Goliath was anything but an upset.

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Gregory Harris Professor of Bible Exposition B.A., Campbell University M.A., North Carolina Central University M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary While pursuing his graduate and post-graduate education, Dr. Harris was actively involved in pastoring various churches in California and Texas. In 1989, following the completion of his doctoral studies, he joined the faculty of Washington Bible College, a position he held for seven years. Then for ten years, Dr. Harris taught at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, teaching Bible and Greek. He continues to serve as an international faculty member of the Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary in Amman, and maintains an ongoing conference and pulpit ministry. Dr. Harris has also completed short-term graduate study at the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem. He is the author of The Cup and the Glory , The Darkness and the Glory, and The Stone and the Glory and numerous journal articles, and is an active participant in scholarly societies. He joined the TMS family in 2006 and also teaches as an adjunct professor at The Master's College. Dr. Harris is the teaching pastor at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, CA. Find more information about Dr. Harris and his ministry at

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