To better understand this question. And why i feel this is a good, rational question, i will spend a little time below, copying and pasting everything i can find regarding the Sea peoples. When one see's how notorious historians are painting the Sea peoples, i think it is logical to ask whether they are mentioned in the bible or not.

Sea peoples attacked Egypt

The Sea Peoples are a purported seafaring confederation that attacked ancient Egypt and other regions of the East Mediterranean prior to and during the Late Bronze Age collapse (1200–900 BCE). Sea peoples

Sea peoples partially responsible for late bronze age collapse

Several factors probably played a part, including climatic changes (such as those caused by volcanic eruptions), invasions by groups such as the Sea Peoples Late bronze age collapse

Sea peoples burned down Ugarit, and many other towns

My father, behold, the enemy's ships came (here); my cities(?) were burned, and they did evil things in my country. Ugarit

Ramesses II declared war on Sherden sea pirates

In his second year, Ramesses II decisively defeated the Sherden sea pirates who were wreaking havoc along Egypt's Mediterranean coast by attacking cargo-laden vessels travelling the sea routes to Egypt. Battle against Sherden sea pirates

Egypt settled the Sea people in Israel/Canaan

After being defeated by Pharaoh Ramsses III, they, along with other "Sea Peoples", would be allowed to settle in that territory, subject to Egyptian rule.

The Italian orientalist Giovanni Garbini identified the territory settled by the Sherden in Northern Palestine as the one occupied, according to the Bible, by the Israelite tribe of Zebulun, where also appears a village named Sared. Early historical reference

So, any mention of those peoples in the bible?

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    – Dottard
    Aug 5 '20 at 0:13
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    This question may be ruled inappropriate for this site because it is searching for a text. "Sea Peoples" are not explicitly mentioned in the Bible. However, your historical references may allude to the Philistines who were sea traders possibly from Crete or the central Mediterranean, or more likely, the Phoneticians.
    – Dottard
    Aug 5 '20 at 0:15
  • Ugarit was Phoenician along with its Ba'al epics. Thus, the Sea People must have been other people. If referenced in the Bible, the Bible doesn't appear to use the term, Sea People, But, the Phoenicians and Ugarit were in Northern Palestine.
    – Perry Webb
    Aug 5 '20 at 9:05

The most prominent sea people in the Bible is the Tyrians from the Lebanese port of Tyre. Another name for Lebanon region is Phoenicia https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/10/f3/8410f3f609e5b3385797280ee5156205.jpg.

1 Kings 5:1 When Hiram king of Tyre heard that Solomon had been anointed king to succeed his father David, he sent his envoys to Solomon, because he had always been on friendly terms with David.

1 Kings 5:8 So Hiram sent word to Solomon:

“I have received the message you sent me and will do all you want in providing the cedar and juniper logs. 9My men will haul them down from Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea, and I will float them as rafts by sea to the place you specify. There I will separate them and you can take them away. And you are to grant my wish by providing food for my royal household.”

They were experts in floating rafts in the Mediterranean Sea.

1 Kings 9:26 King Solomon also built ships at Ezion Geber, which is near Elath in Edom, on the shore of the Red Sea. 27And Hiram sent his men—sailors who knew the sea—to serve in the fleet with Solomon’s men. 28They sailed to Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold, which they delivered to King Solomon.

They also sailed in the Red Sea.

The Sea peoples that you mentioned were active during the Late Bronze Age 1200–900 BCE. Solomon was a powerful king circa 970 to 931 BCE. Some remnant of these Sea peoples might have settled in Phoenicia/Lebanon. Otherwise, there is no record of attacks by the Sea peoples in the Bible.


Yes. - It could be noted the Philistines (פְלִשְׁתִּים֙) were 'sea people' who worshipped "Dagon" (דָג֗וֹן) the Fish idol in [1 Samuel 5:1-5]. It was revealed to the Philistines that the just the Word of YHVH (יְהֹוָ֑ה) was even more powerful than the statue of Dagon in [1 Samuel 5:3-4].

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