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Jalut (جالوت)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Jalut (جالوت) is also known as Goliath, and is mentioned in the Quran as being the leader of an army. He was killed by the prophet David (Dawood). This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic Person
Jalut (جالوت)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Person

Jalut is referred to in verse (2:249) of chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The Cow):

Sahih International: And when Saul went forth with the soldiers, he said, "Indeed, Allah will be testing you with a river. So whoever drinks from it is not of me, and whoever does not taste it is indeed of me, excepting one who takes [from it] in the hollow of his hand." But they drank from it, except a [very] few of them. Then when he had crossed it along with those who believed with him, they said, "There is no power for us today against Goliath and his soldiers." But those who were certain that they would meet Allah said, "How many a small company has overcome a large company by permission of Allah. And Allah is with the patient."

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Historic PersonCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the RassDhul KiflDhul QarnaynGog and MagogHamanJalutLuqmanPharaohQarunSamiriTalutUzair

Concept map for Jalut. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept jalut:

(instance jalut historic-person)

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