Billington notes that an 18 inch cubit would mean the person was about 5 feet 8 inches taller than most Israelites of this period.
Pseudo-Philo then goes on to say that the angel of the Lord changes David's appearance so that no one recognizes him, and thus Saul asks who he is.
Goliath was the champion of the Philistine army.
Ever notice when people you follow on social media give a shout out to a product, or do an unboxing, or a product review? This could mean he was extremely tall but there is also another explanation for it which I have mentioned already in the comment section here.
To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.
Say what you want about Goli, her perception of David seems to have been spot on! His shield bearer went ahead of him.
David then pulled the giant sword from its sheath and chopped off the head of the Philistine champion.
It is an evergreen conifer that can reach 40 m 130 ft in height.