Elhanan, son of Dodo
Some, including Moshe Garsiel, believe he was in fact the same person as the Elhanan mentioned in 2 Samuel 21:19 and 1 Chronicles 20:5, the son of Jair from Bethlehem, and that the Bible is crediting him as the killer of Goliath. Garsiel concludes "that Elhanan is David’s previous name before he became king." Moreover, the Hebrew names David and Dodo are very similar, and were originally written without vowels as "DVD" and "DDV" respectively (דוד and דדו).[importance?]
- Moshe Garsiel, "David's Elite Warriors and their Exploits in the Books of Samuel and Chronicles", Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, Volume 11 Article 5 (2011)
- Garsiel, p.16.
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