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Philistines" (Judges 13:1-5); and we are informed in the same passage that the domination of the
Philistines trying to make themselves masters of the interior of Palestine, and in one of the ensuing battles they succeeded in capturing the Ark of the Covenant (1 Samuel 4).
Philistines was thus evidently Semitic, so also were probably the other features of their civilization.
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  Philistines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philistines long held a monopoly on iron smithing (a skill they possibly acquired during conquests in Anatolia), and the biblical description of Goliath's armor is consistent with this iron-smithing technology.
It has been suggested that the Philistines formed part of the great naval confederacy, the "Sea Peoples", who had wandered, at the beginning of the 12th century BC, from their homeland in southern Greece and the Aegean islands to the shores of the Mediterranean and repeatedly attacked Egypt during the later Nineteenth Dynasty.
Especially notable is the early Philistine pottery, a locally-made version of the Aegean Mycenaean IIIC pottery, which is decorated in shades of brown and fl.
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 Philistines (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Philistines are called Pulsata or Pulista on the Egyptian monuments; the land of the Philistines (Philistia) being termed Palastu and Pilista in the Assyrian inscriptions.
The Philistines had formed part of the great naval confederacy which attacked Egypt, but were eventually repulsed by that Pharaoh, who, however, could not dislodge them from their settlements in Palestine.
From Philistia the name of the land of the Philistines came to be extended to the whole of "Palestine." Many scholars identify the Philistines with the Pelethites of 2 Sam.
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 JewishEncyclopedia.com - PHILISTINES:   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The prevailing opinion among scholars is that the Philistines were roving pirates from some northern coast on the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the Old Testament, the Philistines were in power in their new land at least as early as the Exodus (Ex.
The crossing and recrossing of Philistines territory by the armies of Egypt and Asia finally destroyed the Philistines as a separate nation and people; so that when Cambyses the Persian crossed their former territory about 525, he described it as belonging to an Arabian ruler.
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 Fingerprints of God: God’s Mission to the Philistines in Samuel
The thesis of this paper is that God’s mission to the Philistines in the Book of Samuel occurred through international narrative, power encounter, international song and presence mission, and there are indicators that this may have resulted in certain individuals and clans changing their allegiance to the God of Israel.
Despite these distortions, however, the Philistines were correct in acknowledging that God was "mighty" and that he was the God "who smote the Egyptians with all kinds of plagues." Clearly, it is only in the missiological sovereignty of God that the Philistines should hold for hundreds of years such a theological narrative about Yahweh.
Knowing that the Philistine society believed that the gods spoke through the mentally challenged, David pretends to be insane by dribbling on his beard and scratching on the doors of the gate.
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 The Philistines I
The excavations have produced new interpretations of literary sources describing the period when the Philistines were a strong military nation, as well as a new understanding of their culture, their origins, and their presence in Canaan and Egypt.
The idea that the Philistines settled themselves during the mass migration of the 13th and 12th centuries B.C. and that they belonged to the 'Sea Peoples', as the invaders were named in Egyptian texts, is both found in recent and older literature.
The Philistines arrived in the south-west of Canaan in the 12th century B.C., and this marked the end of Egypt's domination over the region.
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 Philistines - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Philistines had reached Gerar by the time of Abraham, and it was only in the age of the Hyksos rulers of the Delta that Canaanite tribes could be described as akin, not only to Babylonians, but also to certain tribes in Egypt, a circumstance which favors the antiquity of the ethnic chapter, Genesis 10.
The Philistines conquered the "downs" (geliloth, Joel 3:4) near the seacoast, and were so powerful at the time of the Hebrew conquest that none of their great towns were taken (Joshua 13:3; Judges 3:3).
David's victory (1 Samuel 17:2) was won in the Valley of Elah East of Gath, and the pursuit (1 Samuel 17:52) was as far as Ekron.
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 Who Were the Philistines?
For one, the Philistines controlled the production of iron so Israel was left with bronze weaponry, clearly inferior armament against the iron wheeled chariots and other weapons used by the Philistines (1 Samuel 13.19-22).
Indeed, in one battle the Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant and razed the Israelite sanctuary at Shiloh killing 30,000 Israelite foot soldiers (1 Samuel 4).
The Philistines didn't maintain their identity nor their culture while they were in exile and so they never returned to reclaim their homeland.
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Dagon was the principal deity of the Philistines, whose ancestors migrated to Palestinian shores from Crete.
As previously mentioned, Dagon was also worshipped outside the confederacy of Philistine city-states, as in the case of the Phoenician city of Arvad.
Dagon was indeed crucial to the cosmology of the Philistines and a vital force in their individual lives.
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 Philistines articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Philistines PHILISTINES [Philistines], inhabitants of Philistia, a non-Semitic people who came to Palestine from the Aegean (probably Crete), in the 12th cent.
Saul's territory was probably limited to the hill country of Judah and the region to the north, and his proximity to the Philistines brought him into constant conflict with them.
Gath GATH [Gath], unidentified royal city of the Philistines, on the borders of Judah.
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 The Philistines
The Philistines are referred to as the descendants of the Casluchim in Genesis 10:14 and Exodus 13:17.
Known as a seafaring nation, the Philistines were a non-Semitic people who left Crete and arrived in Canaan at the beginning of the 12th century B.C.E.
The Philistines inhabited the Mediterranean coast of Canaan during the period of the Book of Judges.
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 Philistia - Philistines - Sea People - Crystalinks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The historic Philistines were a people who inhabited the southern coast of Canaan around the time of the arrival of the Israelites, their territory being named Philistia in later contexts.
Another hypothesis concerning the Sea People, based on their recorded names, is that they may have been formed of people involved in the Greek migrations of this period, either the Greek-speaking invaders (identifying the "Ekwesh" with the Achaeans and the "Denyen" with the Dananoi, an ancient name for the Greek people).
Since these place the Philistines on the same side as the tribe of Dan, this suggests that the Tribe of Dan, and the others, later joined a different confederacy, historic Israel, of which they were not originally part, resulting in great enmity (as recorded in the Bible) with the Philistines, whom they had thus betrayed.
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 Apologetics Press - Philistines in the Time of Abraham—Fallacy or Fact?
In fact, seven of the eight times that the Philistines are mentioned in Genesis, they are discussed in connection with either Abraham’s visit with Abimelech, king of the Philistines (21:32,34), or with Isaac’s visit to the same city (Gerar) a few years later (26:1,8,14-15,18).
Furthermore, of the five great Philistine city-states that were so prominent throughout the period of the Judges and the United Kingdom (Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ekron, Gath, and Gaza—Joshua 13:3; 1 Samuel 6:17), none was mentioned.
The word “Philistine” was a rather generic term meaning “sea people.” No doubt, some of the Aegean Sea people made their way to Palestine long before a later migration took place—a migration that was considerably larger.
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 Amazon.com: PEOPLE OF THE SEA THE SEARCH FOR THE PHILISTINES: Books: Dothan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the biblical record, the Philistines are included among 'the sons of Egypt' (Gen. 10:14) as well as in Ezekiel, the are linked to an obscure tribe called the Cherethites (Ez 25:16), which is related to the inhabitants of the isle of Caphtor (Jeremiah 47:4), which is unknown.
The Philistine language is so advanced and difficult to decypher that even the most well professed archaeologists, historians and all to her authorities on the Philistines have not been able to determine its exact content together.
The Dothans conclude that the Philistines, as one of the "sea peoples," --one that is not necessarily ethnically homogeneous-- settled peaceably in some parts of Palestine and farmed and produced crafts, both similar to and different from, those they brought with them; their locally produced pottery incorporated motifs from the entire region.
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Modern Christians react negatively to the word "Philistine." Typified by the terrifying Goliath and the treacherous Delilah, the Philistines are commonly viewed as uncultured, uncivilized, and cruel?the barbarians of the ancient world.
The Philistines were part of a seafaring people from the Aegean who appeared in the Near East around 1250 BC.
Philistine cities such as Ekron, Gath, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Gaza did not fit the political culture of the Middle East at that time, and champion-to-champion ("one-on-one") combat and the armor Goliath wore were unknown in Canaan.
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Ramesses settled the conquered Philistines, mostly as Egyptian mercenaries, in the coastal towns, Gaza, Ashkelon and Ashdod (cf.
The reference to the Philistines in Gen 21:32-34; 26:1,8, 14-15; and in Exodus 13:17; 15:14; 23:31) are all anachronisms, although the expression "The Sea of the Philistines" may reflect Philistine naval supremacy in the 12th and 13th centuries." Anchor Bible Dictionary Vol.
the Philistines are the descendants of the Philistim in the line of Casluhim, son of Mizraim, ancestor of the Egyptians.
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 Philistines! - What is Mr. Arafat really trying to become?
The philistines lived in what is now known as the Gaza strip, which is so called because Gaza was a city of the philistines in the times of Samson and king David.
Here God is telling the Philistines that even though the people of Israel were scattered around the world when Rome destroyed the temple in 70 A.D., they have no reason to celebrate the apparent destruction of the people they hate so much.
And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
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 Philistines in the Bible
Instead of presenting the Philistines as a cultured civilization, the Bible chooses to concentrate on the conflict between the two civilizations, as both tried to expand from their original territories.
It also graphically depicts the harsh treatment of Saul and his sons’ bodies to emphasize the brutality of the Philistines To add insult to injury, the Bible also mentions that the Philistines place the armor of Saul, whom Yahweh anointed to rule the Israelites, in the temple of their pagan gods.
One could argue that David’s betrayal of the Philistines after they gave him asylum in their lands is less than heroic and even as treacherous as any of the Philistines’ supposed crimes, but the Bible instead praises David as a strong leader who brings glory back to the Israelites.
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 Bible study resources: Philistine: the ancient enemies of Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Philistines were one segment of a major movement of people (the Sea Peoples), during the 13-12th centuries BC, from the Aegean (Greece and Western Turkey) southwards into the Mediterranean coastline.
Philistine expansion inland from this rich coastal strip brought them into conflict with Israel.
Competition between the Philistines and Judah led to fighting intermittently throughout the period of the Hebrew kingdoms.
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 Philistines - History for Kids!
Philistines on the Egyptian temple of Medinet Habu
The Philistines lost their battle with the Egyptians, but thanks to their iron weapons, they were able to defeat the Jews in Israel (this is told in the Bible under the story of Samson).
But after a while the Jews broke free again, and established their own kingdom (this is the story of David and Goliath).
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