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Vladimir Berginer

Professor of Neurology

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is a world-renowned institute of research and higher learning with campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat in Israel's southern desert. It is a university with a conscience, where the highest academic standards are integ...more

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Did Goliath Have a Gland Disorder?

"It was a miracle that such a small and young shepherd could defeat Goliath in battle," said Vladimir Berginer, a professor of neurology at Ben-Gurion University here.
"But now i have found an explanation for it." Mr. Berginer said Goliath, who the Old Testament indicates was about three meters (10 feet) tall, suffered from a disease of the pituitary gland called acromegaly. The condition has been commonly associated with gigantism since its discovery in the 19th century. "This is the only disease where sufferers can grow to such a height," Mr. Berginer said. He said Goliath had an advanced form of the illness, causing a tumor to swell against an optic nerve and damaging his vision. "I'm sure that from time to time, Goliath did not see David because in the Bible it was written a few times that Goliath was very slow, but David ran," Mr. Berginer said. The shepherd boy was darting and feinting so much that the visually challenged giant "did not see David and was unprepared for the fatal stone." Mr. Berginer said David's celebrated slingshot strike did not actually kill Goliath but damaged his skull. David was then able to approach the unconscious giant and hack off his head with a sword. The professor has submitted his findings for publication in the "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry" of London. (So now you know! This scientist has been able to determine the health of someone who lived thousands of years ago just by the biblical account. The Bible just isn't correct in what it says according to Mr. Berginer. Maybe his name should be changed to 'beginner'.


Did Goliath Have a Gland Disorder?

"It was a miracle that such a small and young shepherd could defeat Goliath in battle," said Vladimir Berginer, a professor of neurology at Ben-Gurion University here.
"But now i have found an explanation for it." Mr. Berginer said Goliath, who the Old Testament indicates was about three meters (10 feet) tall, suffered from a disease of the pituitary gland called acromegaly. The condition has been commonly associated with gigantism since its discovery in the 19th century. "This is the only disease where sufferers can grow to such a height," Mr. Berginer said. He said Goliath had an advanced form of the illness, causing a tumor to swell against an optic nerve and damaging his vision. "I'm sure that from time to time, Goliath did not see David because in the Bible it was written a few times that Goliath was very slow, but David ran," Mr. Berginer said. The shepherd boy was darting and feinting so much that the visually challenged giant "did not see David and was unprepared for the fatal stone." Mr. Berginer said David's celebrated slingshot strike did not actually kill Goliath but damaged his skull. David was then able to approach the unconscious giant and hack off his head with a sword. The professor has submitted his findings for publication in the "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry" of London. (So now you know! This scientist has been able to determine the health of someone who lived thousands of years ago just by the biblical account. The Bible just isn't correct in what it says according to Mr. Berginer. Maybe his name should be changed to 'beginner'.


Lost Worlds - Year 2000 Page

David and Goliath, as in the Bible story: Goliath may have lost his fight with David due to poor vision, is the theory of Mr. Vladimir Berginer, a neurologist at Ben-Gurion University, of the Negev.


Lost Worlds Page 13 - From 1000BC to 1AD

Note: David and Goliath, as in the Bible story: Goliath may have lost his fight with David due to poor vision, is the theory of Mr. Vladimir Berginer, a neurologist at Ben-Gurion University, of the Negev.


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Vladimir Berginer, a neurologist at Israel's Ben-Gurion University, suggested that Goliath may have suffered from acromegaly, a condition that limits the field of vision. "The condition, which affects the pituitary gland, has been associated with [giants] since its discovery in the 19th century."It is written in the Bible that Goliath was moving very slowly, but that David was running," Professor Berginer said [yesterday], "If my theory is correct, Goliath was suffering from restricted vision, and could not see David from time to time. To be fair, Dr. Berginer was not trying to debunk the truth of the story, and doesn't believe that his theory diminishes the story in any way.


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