Philistines


Philistines
   A people named the Peleset who formed part of the coalition known as the Sea Peoples who invaded Egypt during the reign of Ramesses III of Dynasty 20. Ramesses III claims that they were defeated and that he allowed them to settle in southern Canaan. They had likely already occupied the area, and he won a nominal pledge of allegiance from them that lapsed when the Egyptians withdrew from Canaan in late Dynasty 20. The Philistine cities were in constant conflict with their new neighbors, the Israelites, as indicated in the Bible. They were subsequently absorbed in the Babylonian, Persian, and later empires. Recent excavations in Ashdod and other Philistine sites have shown new light on the Philistine material culture, but their origins remain obscure. They gave their name to the larger area now known as Palestine.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • PHILISTINES — (Heb. פְּלִשְׁתִּים), a people of Aegean origin occupying the south coast of Palestine, called Philistia (פְּלֶשֶׁת, peleshet) in the Bible, and often at war with the Israelites. The name Philistine is first found in the Egyptian form prst as one …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Philistines — • Inhabitants of the maritime plain of Palestine from the time of Judges onward Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Philistines     Philistines      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Philistines — ] The Philistines (Hebrew פלשתים, plishtim ) (see other uses below) were a people who inhabited the southern coast of Canaan, their territory being named Philistia in later contexts. Their origin has been debated among scholars. The Philistine… …   Wikipedia

  • Philistines —    (Gen. 10:14, R.V.; but in A.V., Philistim ), a tribe allied to the Phoenicians. They were a branch of the primitive race which spread over the whole district of the Lebanon and the valley of the Jordan, and Crete and other Mediterranean… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Philistines — A sea going people who came originally from Crete (= Caphtor, Amos 9:7) but after defeat by the Egyptians, they settled along the sea border of the southern part of Palestine (which takes its name from them). They became neighbours and enemies of …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • PHILISTINES —    a people, for long of uncertain origin, but now generally believed to have been originally emigrants from Crete, who settled in the plain, some 40 m. long by 15 broad, extending along the coast of Palestine from Joppa on the N. to the desert… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • PHILISTINES —    known as the Sea People. They appear to have settled in PALESTINE where they established a flourishing culture around the twelfth century B.C. In the HEBREW BIBLE they are depicted as a cruel people and hostile to the JEWS …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Philistines — Phi·lis·tine || fɪlɪstaɪn n. member of the non Semitic people who inhabited southwestern Palestine during Biblical times adj. uncivilized, uncultured; crude, rough, obscene, vulgar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Philistines (disambiguation) — Philistines may refer to:* The Philistines, a people who once occupied the region of Canaan* Arabs of Palestine, who were sometimes referred to as Philistines by British writers of the 19th and very early 20th century * An elite unit of the South …   Wikipedia

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