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Questions about the people, customs, culture, and religion of the Philistine people in the Bible

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Why did Jonathan attack the Philistines?

In 1 Samuel 13 Jonathan seemingly unprovoked, attacks the Philistines triggering a war. The text does not indicate that Jonathan was told to do this by Saul, Samuel or God. Further on in the chapter ...
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Evolution of the Philistines

Records of the Philistines appear since Gen 10:6,13-14 and 1Cr 1:12. They are described as enemies of Israel. Sometimes resolutions are sought with them (Gen 20:1-17; 21:22-34; 26:1-33), other times ...
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Why didn't the Philistines assassinate Samson with archers? [closed]

It seems that the Philistines had a one-track mind--or, at least, a one-weapon arsenal against Samson: ropes! And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see ...
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Is there any significance to why God cursed the Philistines with Hemorrhoids? (1 Sam. 5)

I was just reading through 1 Sam. 5 again, and for some reason this time, it struck me as weird. I had never considered just how weird God's curse of hemorrhoids was. Now, it's certainly probably not ...
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How would marrying Saul's daughter be a snare/stumbling block to David?

1 Samuel 18:20-21 (KJV): And Michal Saul's daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand ...
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In 1 Samuel 9:16 is the "cry" about phillistines or their need for a king?

1 Samuel 9:16 NASB , 16 “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be prince over My people Israel; and he will deliver My people from ...
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In Genesis 26:18, historical reasons why Philistines might have filled Abraham's wells of water?

In Genesis chapter 26, there are a number of points noted about wells of water. Using the NKJV, particular points paint an odd picture. First, Genesis 26:15, 17-18 (NKJV, bold added): 15 Now the ...
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In 1 Samuel 29:9, why did Achish tell David he was as good as an angel?

Why did Achish tell David he was as good as an angel in 1 Samuel 29:9? And Achish answered and said to David, "I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: not withstanding the ...
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Zechariah 9:6-7 What is the meaning of Philistine and Jebusite?

And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines. And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that ...
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