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Title: Goliath's Death and the Testament of Judah
Author(s): WONG, Gregory T.K.
Volume: 91 Issue: 3 Date: 2010
In a 1978 article, Deem proposed to read מצח in 1 Sam 17,49 as 'greave' rather than 'forehead'. However, this reading has not gained wide acceptance partly because its lack of external support. This article explores the possibility that the description of a combat detail in the pseudepigraphal Testament of Judah may in fact be traceable to an understanding of 1 Sam 17,49 in line with Deem’s proposal. If so, this may constitute the very external support needed to lend further credibility to the reading championed by Deem.