- n. Plural form of Philistine.
“The success of Hezekiah against the Philistines is here foretold, and the advantages which his people would gain thereby, ver.”
“And them Jews, always killin 'Philistines or some such!”
“I feel like the vanquished Philistines from the Bible ------ slain by the jawbone of an ass .....”
“As they did not enter Palestine till the time of the Exodus, the use of the name Philistines in”
“It turns out that the land occupied by the Philistines was the modern Gaza strip, north to beyond Ashdod in Israel.”
“The Philistines were the heirs of Minoan Crete, one of the golden highlights of ancient history.”
“This acknowledgment seems to prove that the Hebrews consisted of only a very small number, and that the Philistines were a powerful and victorious nation, who kept the Israelites under the yoke, and treated them as slaves; in short, that it was impossible for Saul to collect three hundred and thirty thousand fighting men, etc.”
“In 1 Samuel 4-6, the account is told of the capture of the Ark by a people called the Philistines, who soon returned it like a hot potato to the Israelites at Kiriath Jearim.”
“The peculiar punishment of the Philistines is that the fire which God will send shall devour the palaces of Gaza, and that the inhabitants of the other cities of the Philistines, Ashdod (or”
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