Why did David choose 5 “smooth” stones? Why smooth when jagged would possibly do more damage? What is the significance of his choosing smooth stones?

Answer:

The Radak writes that smooth stones are particularly suitable for a sling. I don’t know why this is so, but possibly because the stone would not leave the sling smoothly if it were jagged — it may catch on the cloth of the sling as it begins its flight.

 

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