Hold on

Hold on

Behold has roots back to Old English’s behaldan, which meant “give regard to, hold in view.” That’s the definition we associate with the word today. But in the 1400s, behaldan could also indicate “to keep watch, tend or watch over.”

Repentant giants

Repentant giants

Do you think that Goliath thought of himself as the “Goliath” of his own story? The Philistines had the best farmland on that coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The Israelites weren’t a native people, but had come generations before from the desert, picking fights with everybody already living there. In Goliath’s own mind, was he a monster there to destroy Israel, or was he the one man strong enough to stand for his people in the face of an invading army?