Philistia
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Philistia

(Heb. Pelesheth) (land of sojourners). The word thus translated (in) (Psalms 60:8; 87:4; 108:9) is in the original identical with that elsewhere rendered Palestine, which always means land of the Philistines. (Philistia was the plain on the southwest coast of Palestine. It was 40 miles long on the coast of the Mediterranean between Gerar and Joppa, and 10 miles wide at the northern end and 20 at the southern.--ED.) This plain has been in all ages remarkable for the extreme richness of its soil. It was also adapted to the growth of military power; for while the itself permitted. the use of war-chariots, which were the chief arm of offence, the occasional elevations which rise out of it offered secure sites for towns and strongholds. It was, moreover, a commercial country: from its position it must have been at all times the great thoroughfare between Phoenicia and Syria in the north and Egypt and Arabia in the south.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Palestine (q.v.), "the land of the Philistines" (Psalm 60:8; 87:4; 108:9). The word is supposed to mean "the land o
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PHILISTIA

fi-lis'-ti-a: The country is referred to under various designations in the Old Testament: namely, pelesheth (Philistia) (Psalm 60:8 (Hebrew 10); 87:4), 'erets pelishtim, "land of the Philistines" (Genesis 21:32, 34), geloth hapelishtim; Septuagint ge ton Phulistieim, "the regions of the Philistines" (Joshua 13:2). The Egyptian monuments have Puirsatha, Pulsath (Budge), Peleset (Breasted) and Purasati (HGHL), according to the different voweling of the radicals; the Assyrian form is Palastu or Pilistu, which corresponds very closely to the Egyptian and the Hebrew. The extent of the land is indicated in Joshua 13:2 as being from the Shihor, or Brook of Egypt (Revised Version), to the border of Ekron, northward. The eastern border was along the Judean foothills on the line of Beth-shemesh (1 Samuel 6:9) with the sea on the West. It was a very small country, from 25 to 30 miles in length and with an average width of about half the length, but it was fertile, being an extension of the plain of Sharon, except that along the coast high sand dunes encroached upon the cultivated tract. It contained many towns and villages, the most important being the five so often mentioned in Scripture: Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath and Ekron. The population must have been large for the territory, which enabled them to contend successfully with the Israelites, notwithstanding the superiority of position in the hills to the advantage of the latter.

H. Porter

Greek
108. Azotos -- Azotus (ie Ashdod), a Philistine city
... Spelling: (ad'-zo-tos) Short Definition: Azotus, Ashdod Definition: Azotus, Ashdod,
a coast town of Palestine belonging to the ancient Philistia, and part of ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6430. Pelishti -- inhab. of Philistia
... inhab. of Philistia. Transliteration: Pelishti Phonetic Spelling: (pel-ish-tee')
Short Definition: Philistines. Word Origin from Pelesheth Definition inhab. ...
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6062. Anaq -- "neck," a giant people around Hebron and in ...
... 6061, 6062. Anaq. 6063 . "neck," a giant people around Hebron and in Philistia.
Transliteration: Anaq Phonetic Spelling: (an-aw-kee') Short Definition: Anakim ...
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1651. Geshuri -- inhab. of Geshur, also a people South of ...
... Geshuri. 1652 . inhab. of Geshur, also a people South of Philistia. Transliteration:
Geshuri Phonetic Spelling: (ghe-shoo-ree') Short Definition: Geshurites. ...
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8208. Shaphir -- "beauty," a place perhaps in Philistia
... 8207, 8208. Shaphir. 8209 . "beauty," a place perhaps in Philistia.
Transliteration: Shaphir Phonetic Spelling: (shaf-eer') Short Definition: Shaphir. ...
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6429. Pelesheth -- a territory on the S. Mediterranean coast of ...
... Transliteration: Pelesheth Phonetic Spelling: (pel-eh'-sheth) Short Definition:
Philistia. Word ... NASB Word Usage Philistia (8). Palestina ...
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Library

What Doest Thou Here?
... He served him faithfully, and so, when the last great fight, in which Saul lost
his life, was about to be waged between Philistia and Israel, David and his men ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/what doest thou here.htm

The Exile Continued.
... keeping to the safety of the tangled mountains, till, from the western side of the
hills of Judah, he looked down upon the broad green plain of Philistia. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/v the exilecontinued.htm

A Prince's Bride
... Although it was a late winter day the old man was clad in the free white garments
of a midsummer afternoon, for to the sorrow of Philistia the cold season of ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter i a princes bride.htm

Enduring to the End
... fall full well he may, what mischief is done to the Church, what shouts are heard
among the adversaries, what dancings are seen among the daughters of Philistia ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/enduring to the end.htm

In Judaea
... the kings of the south; there Samson had come down upon the Philistines, and here
for long years had war been waged against the arch-enemy of Israel, Philistia ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 5 in judaea.htm

Appendix ii.
... smote Gaza"a headline (with other particulars) wrongly prefixed by the Hebrew text,
but not by the Greek, to an Oracle upon an invasion of Philistia not from ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/appendix ii.htm

Zephaniah
... The oracle against Moab and Ammon, ii.8-10, countries which lay off the line of
the Scythian march southwards from Philistia, v.7, to Egypt, v.12, are for ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/zephaniah.htm

Amos
... ii., with his sense of an impartial and universal moral law, Amos sees the judgment
sweep across seven countries in the west"Aram, Philistia, Phoenicia, Edom ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/amos.htm

Joel
... slave-trade. The enemies"Edom, Phoenicia, Philistia, iii.4, l9"fit the
earlier period better than the Persian or Greek. In the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/joel.htm

Chapter xx
... Note the following six points of difference: two different places are involved,
Egypt and Philistia; two different monarchs of quite different character; one ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xx.htm

Thesaurus
Philistia (12 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. PHILISTIA. ... H. Porter. Multi-Version Concordance
Philistia (12 Occurrences). Exodus 15:14 The peoples have heard. They tremble. ...
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Philistines (224 Occurrences)
... The Philistines are called Pulsata or Pulista on the Egyptian monuments; the land
of the Philistines (Philistia) being termed Palastu and Pilista in the ...
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Geliloth (2 Occurrences)
... 10; the King James Version "border of," the Revised Version (British and American)
"region about," Jordan); and apparently, for the whole of Philistia (Joel 3:4 ...
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Washbasin (2 Occurrences)
... Washbasin (2 Occurrences). Psalms 60:8 Moab is my washpot; upon Edom do I cast
my shoe; Philistia, cry aloud because of me! (See RSV NIV). ...
/w/washbasin.htm - 6k

Washbowl (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Washbowl (2 Occurrences). Psalms 60:8 Moab is my washpot;
upon Edom do I cast my shoe; Philistia, cry aloud because of me! (See NAS). ...
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Wash-pot (2 Occurrences)
... Wash-pot (2 Occurrences). Psalms 60:8 Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I
cast my sandal; Philistia, shout aloud because of me. (DBY). ...
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Washpot (2 Occurrences)
... Washpot (2 Occurrences). Psalms 60:8 Moab is my washpot; over Edom will I cast out
my shoe: Philistia, triumph thou because of me. (KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS). ...
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Toss (13 Occurrences)
... I will throw my shoe on Edom. I shout in triumph over Philistia." (See NIV). ... I will
toss my sandal on Edom. I will shout over Philistia." (WEB NIV). ...
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Sandal (14 Occurrences)
... Psalms 60:8 Moab is my wash-pot; upon Edom will I cast my sandal; Philistia, shout
aloud because of me. (DBY NIV). ... I will shout over Philistia." (WEB DBY NIV). ...
/s/sandal.htm - 11k

Shephelah (2 Occurrences)
... to near Beersheba; and it is only when the low hills are thus flung off the Central
Range into an independent group, separating Judea from Philistia, that the ...
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Concordance
Philistia (12 Occurrences)

Exodus 15:14
The peoples have heard. They tremble. Pangs have taken hold on the inhabitants of Philistia.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 60:8
Moab is my wash basin. I will throw my shoe on Edom. I shout in triumph over Philistia."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 83:7
Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek; Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre;
(WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 87:4
I will record Rahab and Babylon among those who acknowledge me. Behold, Philistia, Tyre, and also Ethiopia: "This one was born there."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 108:9
Moab is my wash pot. I will toss my sandal on Edom. I will shout over Philistia."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 9:12
Aram from before, and Philistia from behind, And they devour Israel with the whole mouth. With all this not turned back hath His anger, And still His hand is stretched out.
(YLT)

Isaiah 11:14
And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
(See NIV)

Isaiah 14:29
Don't rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, because the rod that struck you is broken; for out of the serpent's root an adder will emerge, and his fruit will be a fiery flying serpent.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 14:31
Howl, gate! Cry, city! You are melted away, Philistia, all of you; for smoke comes out of the north, and there is no straggler in his ranks.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Joel 3:4
"Yes, and what are you to me, Tyre, and Sidon, and all the regions of Philistia? Will you repay me? And if you repay me, I will swiftly and speedily return your repayment on your own head.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 6:2
Pass ye over 'to' Calneh and see, And go thence 'to' Hamath the great, And go down 'to' Gath of the Philistines, Are 'they' better than these kingdoms? Greater 'is' their border than your border?
(See NIV)

Zechariah 9:6
And dwelt hath a foreigner in Ashdod, And I have cut off the excellency of the Philistines.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Philistia

Philistia: The Sea Coast in the West of the Territories of the Tribes of Dan and Simeon

Related Terms

Philistines (224 Occurrences)

Geliloth (2 Occurrences)

Washbasin (2 Occurrences)

Washbowl (2 Occurrences)

Wash-pot (2 Occurrences)

Washpot (2 Occurrences)

Toss (13 Occurrences)

Sandal (14 Occurrences)

Shephelah (2 Occurrences)

Abimelech (63 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)

Shoe (13 Occurrences)

Pot (46 Occurrences)

Triumph (52 Occurrences)

Jehoash (28 Occurrences)

Shout (114 Occurrences)

Isaiah (64 Occurrences)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

Aloud (141 Occurrences)

Venomous (4 Occurrences)

Viper (8 Occurrences)

Ziklag (13 Occurrences)

Gripped (11 Occurrences)

Goliath (6 Occurrences)

Gatherings (9 Occurrences)

Grip (32 Occurrences)

Gaza (22 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Wail (50 Occurrences)

Flying (22 Occurrences)

Thatknow (1 Occurrence)

Tremble (92 Occurrences)

Thrill (2 Occurrences)

Rendering (10 Occurrences)

Repaying (5 Occurrences)

Repayment (6 Occurrences)

Emerge (2 Occurrences)

Darting (4 Occurrences)

Michmash (10 Occurrences)

Melted (33 Occurrences)

Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

Philistim (2 Occurrences)

Pekah (11 Occurrences)

Pangs (26 Occurrences)

Paying (17 Occurrences)

Philip's (5 Occurrences)

Palestina (3 Occurrences)

Poison-snake (4 Occurrences)

Philistine (63 Occurrences)

Bethdagon (2 Occurrences)

Beth-dagon (2 Occurrences)

Basilisk (3 Occurrences)

Caphtor (4 Occurrences)

Canaan (102 Occurrences)

Circuits (4 Occurrences)

Caphtorim (3 Occurrences)

Canaanites (63 Occurrences)

Chest (15 Occurrences)

Cherethim (1 Occurrence)

Ahijah (23 Occurrences)

Agag (6 Occurrences)

Am'alek (21 Occurrences)

Adder (9 Occurrences)

Smiter (9 Occurrences)

Snake's (3 Occurrences)

Salim (1 Occurrence)

Serpent's (7 Occurrences)

Straggler (1 Occurrence)

Swiftly (15 Occurrences)

Saraph (3 Occurrences)

Shur (6 Occurrences)

Shaking (162 Occurrences)

Gebal (3 Occurrences)

Regions (22 Occurrences)

Districts (22 Occurrences)

Anguish (75 Occurrences)

Uzziah (27 Occurrences)

Tyre (59 Occurrences)

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