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Philistines
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(Hebrew plištīm; LXX Φιλιστιείμ/Philistieím, Gn 10:14 et alibi; Ἀλλόφυλοι/Allóphyloi, 1 Chr 14:10 et alibi; Vulgate Philistim). In the Old Testament the inhabitants of a pentapolis with the cities of Gaza, Ascalon, Ashdod, Ekron and Gath in the southern coastal plain east of the Mediterranean Sea (Palaestina). They are attested for the first time as prst/pw-r-s­-ṯ in the context of a sea and land battle in 1177 BC in inscriptions and reliefs from the mortuary temple of Ramesses III in Madinat Hābū (western Thebes) along with other groups of Sea Peoples (Sea Peoples…

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Liwak, Rüdiger (Berlin), “Philistines”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e920700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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