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Philistines


1. Descended from Casluhim. Ge 10:13,14.

2. Originally dwelt in the land of Caphtor. Jer 47:4; Am 9:7.

3. Conquered the Avims and took from them the west coast of Canaan. De 2:23.

4. Called

a. The Caphtorims. De 2:23.

b. The Cherethites. 1Sa 30:14; Zep 2:5.

5. Country of

a. Called Philistia. Ps 87:4; 108:9.

b. Divided into five sates of lordships. Jos 13:3; Jdj 3:3; 1Sa 6:16.

c. Had many flourishing cities. 1Sa 6:17.

d. Given by God to the Israelites. Jos 13:2,3; 15:45,47.

6. Were a great people and governed by kings in the patriarchal age. Ge 21:22,34; 26:8.

7. Character of

a. Proud. Zec 9:6.

b. Idolatrous. Jdj 16:23; 1Sa 5:2.

c. Superstitious. Isa 2:6.

d. Warlike. 1Sa 17:1; 28:1.

8. Men of great strength and stature amongst. 1Sa 17:4-7; 2Sa 21:16,18-20.

9. Some of, left to prove Israel. Jdj 3:1-3.

10. Always confederated with the enemies of Israel. Ps 83:7; Isa 9:11,12.

11. Shamgar slew six hundred of, and delivered Israel. Jdj 3:31.

12. Oppressed Israel after the death of Jair for eighteen years. Jdj 10:7,8.

13. Oppressed Israel after the death of Abdon forty years. Jdj 13:1.

14. Samson

a. Promised as a deliverer from. Jdj 13:5.

b. Intermarried with. Jdj 14:1,10.

c. Slew thirty, near Askelon. Jdj 14:19.

d. Burned vineyards &c of. Jdj 15:3-5.

e. Slew many for burning his wife. Jdj 15:7,8.

f. Slew a thousand with the jawbone of an ass. Jdj 15:15,16.

g. Blinded and imprisoned by. Jdj 16:21.

h. Pulled down the house of Dagon and destroyed immense numbers of. Jdj 16:29,30.

15. Defeated Israel at Ebenezer. 1Sa 4:1,2.

16. Defeated Israel and took the ark. 1Sa 4:3-11.

17. Put the ark into Dagon’s house. 1Sa 5:1-4.

18. Plagued for retaining the ark. 1Sa 5:6-12.

19. Sent back the ark and were healed. 1Sa 6:1-18.

20. Miraculously routed at Mizpeh. 1Sa 7:7-14.

21. Jonathan smote a garrison of, at Geba and provoked them. 1Sa 13:3,4.

22. Invaded the land of Israel with a great army. 1Sa 13:5,17-23.

23. Jonathan and his armour-bearer smote a garrison of, at the passages. 1Sa 14:1-14.

24. Miraculously discomfited. 1Sa 14:15-23.

25. Saul constantly at war with. 1Sa 14:52.

26. Defied Israel by their champion. 1Sa 17:4-10.

27. Defeated Israel at Ephesdammim and pursued to Ekron. 1Sa 17:1,52.

28. David

a. Slew Goliath the champion of. 1Sa 17:40-50.

b. Procured Saul’s daughter for and hundred foreskins of. 1Sa 18:25-27.

c. Often defeated during Saul’s reign. 1Sa 19:8; 23:1-5.

d. Fled to, for safety. 1Sa 27:1-7.

e. Gained the confidence of Achish king of. 1Sa 28:2; 29:9.

f. Distrusted by. 1Sa 29:2-7.

g. Often defeated in the course of his reign. 2Sa 5:17-23; 8:1; 21:15-22; 23:8-12.

h. Had a guard composed of. 2Sa 8:18; Eze 25:16; Zep 2:5.

29. Gathered all their armies to Aphek against Israel. 1Sa 28:1; 29:1.

30. Ziklag a town of, taken and plundered by the Amalekites. 1Sa 30:1,2,16.

31. Israel defeated by, and Saul slain. 1Sa 31:1-10.

32. Besieged in Gibbethon by Nadab. 1Ki 15:27.

33. Sent by God against Jehoram. 2Ch 21:16,17.

34. Defeated by Uzziah. 2Ch 26:6,7.

35. Distressed Judah under Ahaz. 2Ch 28:18,19.

36. Defeated by Hezekiah. 2Ki 18:8.

37. Israel condemned for imitating. Jdj 10:6; Am 6:2; 9:7.

38. Prophecies respecting

a. Union with Syria against Israel. Isa 9:11,12.

b. Punishment with other nations. Jer 25:20.

c. Dismay at ruin of Tyre. Zec 9:3,5.

d. Base men to be their rulers. Zec 9:6.

e. Hatred and revenge against Israel to be fully recompensed. Eze 25:15-17; Am 1:6-8.

f. Utter destruction by Pharaoh king of Egypt. Jer 47:1-4; Zep 2:5,6.

g. Destruction and desolation of their cities. Jer 47:5; Zep 2:4.

h. Their country to be a future possession to Israel. Ob 1:19; Zep 2:7.

i. To help in Israel’s restoration. Isa 11:14.