Sep 1, 2017
"The word Palestine is not in the Bible. Its meaning is, however. Palestine is related to the Hebrew word, Pĕlishtiy. It is their word for Philistine, and it means immigrant. It is first used in Genesis 10:14 and identifies them with Crete. Archeology has supported the Bible in linking the Phoenicians and Philistines with the Greek culture. These people settled mostly near the coast but migrated inland and were enemies of Israel for a long time. They are not listed along with those who were Canaanites, however, and are not mentioned in historical records after the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires conquered their cities.
So are the Palestinians Philistines? No."
-Excerpt from Lesson 3 Palestine ©Flying Eagle Publications 2017
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