Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.7.7. Philistine cities
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A. Location and ethnicity

[German source]

The Philistine cities comprised  Gaza (‘Azza), Ashkelon/Ascalon (Ašqǝlon), Ashdod (Ašdod), Ekron (‘Eqron, now Tel Miqne) and  Gath (now Tell eṣ-Ṣāfī, east of Ašdod). All have been excavated with the exception of Gaza [3]; [6]. The modern concept of a Philistine ‘pentapolis’ is deceptive, because there was no league of independent or autonomous cities. The history of the Philistine cities is instead characterized by successi…

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Lehmann, Gunnar, “2.7.7. Philistine cities”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008581>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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