The Philistines and the Hearth: Their Journey to the Levant

  title={The Philistines and the Hearth: Their Journey to the Levant},
  author={Allene Jones},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={343 - 350}
  • Allene Jones
  • Published 1 October 1972
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  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
THE Philistines, the principal adversaries of the biblical Hebrews, have until this time proved to be very elusive to historians. The first mention of them is recorded in Egyptian records which reveal that in ca. 1198 B.C., Egyptian forces under Rameses III defeated a coalition of forces from the north known as the "Sea Peoples." One of the attacking tribes was referred to as P L S T, usually rendered "Pulasati," and accepted by most scholars as the Philistines, those people who played such a… 
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