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A capture I had made in spring 2006 from a higher pov in İstanbul, showing part of the quite busy harbour of Istanbul.
The dominating cruise ship is one of the biggest ones travelling in the Mediterranean and Aegean seas.

The smaller boats in front of it are carrying many many thousands of citizens during the day between both parts of Istanbul.

Each of them has a capacity of around 2000-2500 passangers.

You can easilt imagine the capacity of the "Goliath" !

By the way is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a Philistine giant defeated by the young David in single combat.
The story signified Saul's unfitness to rule, as Saul himself should have fought for Israel.

Scholars today believe that the original listed killer of Goliath was Elhanan, son of Jair, and that the authors of the Deutoronomic history changed the original text to credit the victory to the more famous character.

The phrase "David and Goliath" has taken on a more popular meaning, denoting an underdog situation, a contest where a smaller, weaker opponent faces a much bigger, stronger adversary.

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