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Philistines (Judges)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A people who emigrated from southern Greece to the coastland of Canaan. Enemies of the Hebrew people between the time of the conquest until the divided kingdom. The territory of Philistia extended past Gaza in the south to the Mount Carmel range in the north.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Philistines
Philistines (פְּלִשְׁתִּים‎, pelishtim). A people who emigrated from southern Greece to the coastland of Canaan. Enemies of the Hebrew people between the time of the conquest until the divided kingdom. The territory of Philistia extended past Gaza in the south to the Mount Carmel range in the north.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Philistines
PHILISTINES. This entry consists of two articles. The first surveys the history of the Philistines as it is presented in various historical sources. The second focuses particularly on Philistine material culture as it has been revealed through archaeological work.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Philistia, Philistines
Philistia, Philistines. Small, aggressive country situated in southwestern Palestine, along the Mediterranean coast (also called Palestina in kjv Ex 15:14; Is 14:29, 31); Aegean people who settled on the maritime plain of Canaan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Philistines
Philistines fə-lisʹtinz, filʹə-stēnz [Heb. pelištî, pl pelištîm]; PHILISTIA fə-lisʹtē-ə [Heb. pelešeṯ]. The people of the coastal plain of southern Palestine, generally from Joppa to Gaza, and portions of the adjacent foothills, from whom the name “Palestine” is derived. I. In the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Philistia, Philistines
PHILISTIA, PHILISTINES Small country situated in southwestern Palestine, along the Mediterranean coast (also called “Palestina” in kjv, Ex 15:14; Is 14:29–31); Aegean people who settled on the maritime plain of Canaan.PreviewTerritoryThe PeopleGovernmentReligion and Ritual ObjectsThe Philistines
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Philistines
Philistines (fi-lis´teenz), a warlike people who, with the other Sea Peoples, migrated from the Aegean basin to the southern coast of the Levant in the early twelfth century bce. They became one of Israel’s principal rivals.Name: The Hebrew name for the Philistines is pelishtim; the Bible usually refers
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Philistine
PHILISTINE. A Gentile people of Cretan (Aegean) origin who resided on the S coastal of Palestine.Philistia. The name of their occupied territory has various designations in the OT: “land of Philistines” (Gen 21:32, 34; Ex 13:17), “the regions of Philistines” (Josh 13:2, RSV), and “Philistia” (Ex 15:14,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Philistines
Philistines (Heb. pĕlištɩ̂m)An Aegean people who migrated to the southern coast of Palestine in the late 13th and early 12th century b.c.e. and became one of the Israelites’ fiercest rivals. One of five peoples defeated by Rameses III in his 8th year, they settled on the plain from Raphia north to
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Philistines
Philistines [fĭlˊə stēnz] (Heb. pelištîm).† A people who migrated to the coast of Canaan (Philistia; Heb. pelešeṯ, from which is derived the name Palestine; Egyp.prst; AKK.pilisti, palastu) in the thirteenth or early twelfth century B.C. They became a major threat to early Israel’s existence
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Philistines; Sea Peoples
PHILISTINES; SEA PEOPLES The Philistines were a tribe, one of the Sea Peoples, that appeared at the end of the Late Bronze Age in the southeastern sector of the Mediterranean. The Sherden, who are thought to have been one of these peoples, are mentioned in the El Amarna letters as are the Lukku and the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Philistines
PHILISTINES A maritime people who migrated into Canaan in the early twelfth century b.c. The Philistines became the chief enemies and oppressors of Israel in the days of the Judges and beyond (Judg 3:4). Philistia, their region in southwest Canaan, extended roughly from Gaza to Joppa. The Philistines
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