“His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.” I Samuel 17:7
 

The spear project came about back in 2013 when Chris Allen heard a sermon at his church about David and Goliath. I’m sure that most of us have heard that story many times in our lives. However, this time when Chris heard it, God got his attention and planted in him the desire to make Goliath’s spear.

Well, wanting Goliath’s spear and actually being able to have it are two totally different things, never the less that is how it began.

It didn't take Chris long to find out that Goliath's spear has not yet been discovered. Without the advantage of archaeological evidence, making the spear would be no easy task.  That being the case, why not make it exist? Why not make Goliath's spear as Biblically accurate as possible? Why not make it out of the same materials that Goliath would have had at the time using the same methods? 

If you’re going to make Goliath’s spear and you want it to be Biblically accurate, you first have to address a series of questions. Here are just a few that had to be researched.

Who were the Philistines?

How tall was Goliath?

How long is a cubit and a span?

How big was his spear?

What is a weaver’s beam?

How much does a shekel of iron weigh?

What’s the difference between a spear and a javelin?

Explore this site to discover the answers to these questions and experience the magnitude of this deadly weapon in the different stages of construction.