- champion used 3 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
(1 Samuel 17:4, 23), properly "the man between the two," denoting the position of Goliath between the two camps. Single combats of this kind at the head of armies were common in ancient times. In ver. 51 this word is the rendering of a different Hebrew word, and properly denotes "a mighty man."
1. A man who undertakes a combat in the place or cause of another.
2. A man who fights in his own cause in a duel.
3. A hero; a brave warrior. Hence, one who is bold in contest; as a champion for the truth.
CHAMPION, verb transitive To challenge to a combat.
CHAMPIONESS, noun A female champion.
Instances of battles decided by:
Goliath and David
1 Samuel 17:8-53
Young men of David's and Abner's armies
2 Samuel 2:14-17
Representatives of the Philistines' and David's armies
2 Samuel 21:15-22