Origin of philistine
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Contemporary Examples of philistines
He was wrong, of course, even scripturally: the Philistines loved Goliath.Shaq, Year One
Charles P. Pierce
May 24, 2014
Historical Examples of philistines
The first invasion of the Philistines took place soon after David was anointed king over all Israel.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel
W. G. Blaikie
What could uncircumcised Philistines know about these precious realities?Elijah the Tishbite
C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Now Saul thought to deliver David into the hands of the Philistines.
Then the Philistines knew that their great warrior in whom they trusted was dead.The Wonder Book of Bible Stories
Compiled by Logan Marshall
David gained a great victory and was enabled to pursue the Philistines as far as Gezer.The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)
Old Testament people of coastal Palestine who made war on the Israelites, early 14c., from Old French Philistin, from Late Latin Philistinus, from Late Greek Philistinoi (plural), from Hebrew P'lishtim, "people of P'lesheth" ("Philistia"); cf. Akkad. Palastu, Egyptian Palusata; the word probably is the people's name for itself.
"person deficient in liberal culture," 1827, originally in Carlyle, popularized by him and Matthew Arnold, from German Philister "enemy of God's word," literally "Philistine," inhabitants of a Biblical land, neighbors (and enemies) of Israel (see Philistine). Popularized in German student slang (supposedly first in Jena, late 17c.) as a contemptuous term for "townies," and hence, by extension, "any uncultured person." Philistine had been used in a humorous figurative sense of "the enemy" in English from c.1600.