Goliath’s Skull Found in Holy Land!

Mark kindly emailed me a link to Ben Witherington III’s blog post of 27 January 2011: ‘Finally, Archaeological Proof– Goliath Got Stoned’.

In the post, Ben Witherington digs up the following ‘proof’ of Goliath’s existence, from the 25 May 1993 copy of The Weekly World News, a publication which claims to be  “The World’s Only Reliable Newspaper”:

Goliath's skull found in Holy Land!

Weekly World News, 25 May 1993

The Weekly World News, for those of you who haven’t encountered it, is famous for stories about Elvis sightings, aliens, human-bat hybrids, and various supernatural beings…not to mention the odd Giant. It seems the story was later picked up and published as though it were a genuine archaeological discovery in The Kingdom Times (Belfast; May 1994), a publication of the British Israelites. BW3 was having wee joke with us, you see.

Here is the story from inside the Weekly World News (but how did Goliath’s skull get back to the Valley of Elah from Jerusalem?):

Weekly World News, 25 May 1993

Weekly World News, 25 May 1993

I wonder about the identities of the unnamed  “top Bible scholars” who confirmed the story. Could it be that the Weekly World News article was, in fact, the first joint publication from Provan, Long and Longman?

h/t: Mark

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50 responses to “Goliath’s Skull Found in Holy Land!

  1. Doug

    Yup, just a routine dig going on, not expecting to find anything at all.

  2. reliable newspaper was an oxy moron … until now.

  3. Emma

    I’m convinced! I recant all my previous blasphemies in the face of such significant evidence.

  4. Brian

    This article was from 1993, was it just “discovered” now? Since we are now in 2011 there should be numerous scientific articles on this discovery. Anyone know where they are?

  5. Efren I. Nivera

    GOD has preserved this evidence to prove to the whole world that the BIBLE & HIS WORDS are true.

    • Tyrone Slothrop

      Yes, God has a wonderful range of preserves, and I especially love His Tangerine and Grape Jelly.

  6. andyman409

    Damn atheists! First they tamper with monkey bones, and now they steal Goliath’s skull! When will the conspiracy end!!!

  7. Daniel Almeida

    http://www.bibleufo.com/giants.htm

    I guess some people are actually serious about this…

  8. the worst offender is the smithsonian who seem to shit can stuff into the ocean seriously they do it cover up and foist the junk science on us like we originated from monkeys and what else we evolved from slime i think they did but other didnt the odds are enormouse the best example how can you create a minature motor the size of a micron not possible but there is life micro bio forms that can rotate their tail at 100000 revultions per sec and then stop it and reverse it and there have been found in north america giant skeletal remains that so happen to disappear when the smithsonian is there and they say that it did not happen

  9. Merrilee

    The Lord has to have a great sense of humor to have created us.

  10. Anne White

    goliath’s skull looks authentic to me…Giants do exist; even to this very day; for example; there was supposedly a “Giant…a guy about 8 ‘ tall; at the service for the leader of north korea; Giants are “all over the world
    and they are not bad !

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  13. Mike S.

    Will the religeous fanatics stop exploiting the hillbillies intelligence PLEASE…. LOL

    There have been giant people throughout the world as well as in history and present day. People in excess of 7 feet tall due to a glandular disease and some too proportionate to be blamed on a hyperactive gland. Unfotunately there were many skeletans over 8 feet in length that were quietly destroyed by the Smithsonian as well as many other institutions fearing some would beleive they were proof of angelin or alien interbreeding in ancient times causing both sides to disagree and maliceously attack each other with great violence causing unknown amounts of chaos and death and carnage.

    However, present day we find many people misproportioned that are 7+ ft tall. There is one man currently living in Europe who is not disabled by his 8+ foot tall frame recognized as the world’s tallest man by the Guiness world record book.

  14. manoj antony raj

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    • kenneth bentley

      giants like og is rare . He wasn’t the last of them . Goliath’s skull is buried in the place of the skull where david took the head he cut off . Most of the real giants died in the flood or were kiled in massive battles . A lot of the earth resources were plundered and as a result deserts developed food shortsges occured. Cannibalism and slavery were rampant .

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  16. Stan Luchebeleli

    This is amazing! The slighshot adds more credence to this discovery.

  17. _girlnextdoor

    ..God works in mysterious wayS.. No matter what theY say.. I believe all the details the Bible has presented…

  18. peoPle caN’t say its a lie.. or whatever.. until the end comes..

  19. The skull revealed here is the living authentic proof of the bible and its scriptures. Athiests can try and scoff at this….one day they will wake up..even now when the proof exists under their noses and blind eye.

  20. what other exists other than man to believe in his God

  21. An athists will one day awaken…but by then, it will be too late to save their ass

    • Justin

      A true Christian doesn’t think like that. U should hope they realize their wrong. Not look forward to them burning. I really don’t think this is real but I am a Christian. It doesn’t matter if we find archeological evidence, (even tho we have) it’s the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen that we know that he exists

  22. frank

    this is perfect and will help us believe in our religions. Thanks to discoveries.

  23. karthik.P

    pls find more about christianity and prove lord jesus is only god we have nu

  24. Ian McKellen

    Bible History it is. But why just now they publicly informed the people when it was discovered way 1993 25 May?

  25. Matt

    Umm… the article, as well as comments above, have provided a few fun moments of entertainment. What no one seems to get is that the “Weekly World News” is more or less a gag paper that no one actually takes seriously… least of all the writers and publishers of the same.

  26. mary ann

    this proves that chirstianity is the true living religion

    • david was a torah observant hebrew. christianity s a lawless fraud. natsarims are those who keep the commandments and faith in messiah (acts 24:5) paul wasn’t christian

  27. It does not matter when it was found, and who tried to cover it up the Lord had a day and purpose to reveal the findings to prove to those that dont believe in this end time, God Bless the find and I pray we find more for those that dont believe!!!!

  28. jeshanth jabaraj

    one small doubt the david kill the goliyath and give the head to soul king so how they got head and body in same place……..

  29. Willem

    God is coming!!

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  31. angelin coolz

    You have found this goliath’s skull since 2011but I came to know about it today 25/7/2013 lol :-)

  32. Brilliant! Of course this is absolutely true because they found the skull in a box that said “Goliath. You know, the one from the Bible”….

  33. My first experience with the story of this skull was in 1995. Maybe for some reason forces opposed to the reality of the bible and God himself did make means to keep under wraps. Actually close to the same year was discovered a find that could only be likely Noah’s Ark which had been preserved by he fact that it was covered under snow.

    But then after all is said and done he existence of God and the truthfulness of the bible is a deeply spiritual matter and there is a level where it cannot be scientified.

    • Michael J. Salyers

      Hi there. The truth of the matter is that the people living around and on Mt. Ararat have known the ark has been there for 6 millenias and have used it as a tourist attraction to those who found themselves in the loop with the early catholic church. Yes there were giants in and around the area and one case of lore even says that Noah was carrying with him the remains of Adam and Eve which themselves according to factions of the hebrew religeons say were 9 and 12 feet in height. The most popular tradition of this says that Noah carried only the head of Adam on the ark but in lesser known ones he carried the bodies of both and reburried them at the top of Mt. Ararat. There is a article somewhat supporting that tradition from ann expedition to Mt. Ararat in the 1950′s funded by the National Geographic Society speaking of finding the bodies and neither having navals. Not sure it is true but kinda’ makes sense.

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  35. Pastor.Y.Robinbenhur

    I LILE THIS NEWS

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  37. yemisi

    Am happy to βε̲̣ a christian so peaceful am not serving a violent God..I believe I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ the lord father almighty.

  38. Lee

    to the unbelievers of this story and aethists, you are goliath and satan is standing right behind you…this discovery is like a stone stuck on your forehead…..

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