And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahti the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver’s beam.  And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant. But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David‘s brother slew him. These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1 Chronicles 20:4-8

The presence of an extra toe or finger is a common birth defect, in itself harmless, but often accompanying more serious deformities {And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot and he also was the son of the giant. 1 Chronicles 20:6}. One such abnormality produces giants. The old testament mentions giants several times, including the famous Og. {For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits were the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. Deuteronomy 3:11}. Whose bed was about 13 feet long. Og is described as unusual, one of a ‘remnant’.

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