The Philistines (/[invalid input: 'ɨ']/, /[invalid input: 'ɨ']/, /[invalid input: 'ɨ'][invalid input: 'ɨ']/, or /[invalid input: 'ɨ']/; Hebrew: פְּלִשְׁתִּים, Plištim) were a people described in the Bible. During the Judges period they were one of the Israelite's most dangerous enemies. Biblical scholars have connected the Philistines to other biblical groups such as Caphtorim and the Cherethites and Pelethites. Both have been identified with Crete, and leading to the tradition of an Aegean origin.
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- List of Biblical References to Philistines or Philistia
- Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Website
- Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Blog
- Penn State University - The Sea Peoples and the Philistines (link broken)
- Neal Bierling, Giving Goliath his Due: New Archaeological Light on the Philistines (1992)
- "Philistines". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). . Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- The Center for Online Judaic Studies: Ramesses III and the Philistines, 1175 BC
- Biblical Archaeology Review - Yavneh Yields Over a Hundred Philistine Cult Stands
- Neal Bierling. Giving Goliath His Due. New Archaeological Light on the Philistines