Who Were the Philistines

  title={Who Were the Philistines},
  author={Giuliano Bonfante},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={251 - 262}
  • G. Bonfante
  • Published 1 April 1946
  • Linguistics
  • American Journal of Archaeology
IN 1914 Jacobsohn, in BPhW. 34, p. 983, proposed an interpretation of the name of the Philistines which was accepted by Kretschmer in 1935 (Glotta 24, p. 35 f.). This interpretation seems evident to me, and, having the authority of two such scholars, should be considered as definitive. But since Jacobsohn's idea has not attracted attention, I have decided to repeat briefly his arguments, adding some further detail.' IIaXaturiovot, the Greek form of the name, is an ethnic name, derived from a… 
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