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    Arabic Daoud. In the Quran, father of Solomon , shepherd, warrior, king, wise man, poet, prophet, and composer of psalms. As a youth, killed the giant Goliath with three pebbles and a slingshot. Used as a paradigm in the twentieth century for colonized Muslim nations, since his story shows that faith, determination, and God's blessing are more important than size and strength.

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