Philistines

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The Philistines (English pronunciation: /ˈfɪləˌstiːnz, -ˌstaɪnz, fɪˈlɪstɪnz, -tiːnz/;[1] Hebrew: פְּלִשְׁתִּים‎‎, p'lishtim) (see "other uses" below) were a people who occupied the southern coast of Canaan, their territory being named Philistia in later contexts. It is theorized that the latter Philistines originated among the "sea peoples". Modern archaeology has also suggested early cultural links with the Mycenean world in Greece.[2] Though the Philistines adopted local Canaanite culture and language before leaving any written texts (and later adopted the Aramaic language), an Indo-European origin has been suggested for a handful of known Philistine words that survived as loanwords in Hebrew.

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Etymology

The etymology of the word into English is from Old French Philistin, from Late Latin Philistinus, from Late Greek Philistinoi (Phylistiim in the Septuagint), from Hebrew P'lishtim, (See, e.g., 1 Samuel 17:36; 2 Samuel 1:20; Judges 14:3; Amos 1:8), "people of P'lesheth" ("Philistia"); cf. Akkadian Palastu, Egyptian Parusata.

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