Epistles of Thomas

August 30, 2007

Polydactylism

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 18:15

On Tuesday, Jeshuah Fuller was born in Brooklyn with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. This condition is known as sexdactyly or hexadactyly and is hereditary. The most famous person in history with this condition was the giant from Gath mentioned in 2 Samuel 21:20 and 1 Chronicles 20:6: “there was again war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot; and he also was born unto the giant” (ASV). Jeshuah will have his extra digits removed in a few weeks but having them did not seem to crimp that ancient giant’s style.

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