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Philistines

[ (fil-uh-steenz, fi-lis-tinz, fi-lis-teenz) ]
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In the Old Testament, enemies of the Israelites in their settlement in the Promised Land. (See David and Samson.)

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notes for Philistines

A “philistine” has come to mean a person who is ignorant and uncultured.
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