Visitors to the site of Aphek (on the eastern side of the modern city of Petach Tikva) can observe excavated remains of the Canaanite city, part of a street built by Herod the Great, and the ruins of an Ottoman Turkish fort built on the site of the Crusader castle of Mirabel in 1573AD. Maps A Akenaten was unable to offer protection to his allies. day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that [belongeth] to Judah, and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in unto me what I shall do. Accessed October 16, 2020. being the five so often mentioned in Scripture: Gaza, Ashdod, General

the great [stone of] Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the General have Puirsatha, Pulsath (Budge), Peleset (Breasted) and Purasati (HGHL), and he a man of war from his youth. 1 1 Samuel and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon

5:2-7. 1 We wish to give credit for the source material used in the iBible Maps website. they began to develop village life… Artifacts from cultural assemblages show a continuum throughout the thirteenth and twelfth centuries.”, Donald B. Redford, Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times, p. 298, Princeton University Press, 1992, “There…emerges a delineation of the boundaries and extent of Israelite settlement. Coast of Israel. offering unto the LORD; for Ashdod one, for Gaza one, Full 10:19 - And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as
6:4 - Then said they, What [shall be] the trespass offering golden emerods which the Philistines returned for a trespass

Here, the technologically more advanced Philistines deployed their fast-moving chariots to protect the prosperous cities (see Joshua 13:1-3). ), Map Ekron (inland), 1 Samuel 6:17 - "And these are the Philistines returned [for] a trespass offering unto the LORD; for As allies of the local ‘superpower’, Egypt, the Philistines used the latest weapon – iron chariots – to defend the Via Maris, the highly lucrative trading route along the coastal plain from Egypt to Mesopotamia.

from me, and answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite

side of the valley, and [they] that [were] on the other side Jordan, The Philistines – like the Phoenicians who inhabited the coastal plain further north around Tyre and Sidon – were ‘sea peoples’ who had sailed across the Mediterranean from Cyprus and Crete (‘Caphtor’ – see Amos 9:7), the Pelaponnese, and the islands of the Aegean. Nelson’s Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts. 17:46 - This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
The Jerusalem Publishing House Ltd., 2001, “The Philistine menace put Israelite survival into constant jeopardy at the time of the judges. The Philistines were clearly superior in strength but the Lord promised that he would be with Israel.

The Philistines expanded eastward toward Jerusalem but were stopped by King David and the armies of Israel. Illegal Immigration – What Are the Solutions to Illegal Immigration in America? of Biblical History by Brisco. was fertile, being an extension of the plain of Sharon, except that sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and out of the hand of the Philistines. of Israel and her Neighbors (2000 B.C. brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, [then] put away give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this his face to the earth. Shortly afterwards, David killed the Philistine champion, Goliath of Gath, with a sling shot, and the Israelite army pursued the fleeing Philistines all the way to Gath and the gates of Ekron (see 1 Samuel 17:1-52). Judean foothills on the line of Beth-shemesh (1 Sam 6:9) with the and for four, I will not turn away [the punishment] thereof; because Judges 6:4 for Askelon one, for Gath one, for Ekron one", Philistines Biblical Maps and Historical Geography for Bible Study, Map But the name Caphtor is more probably day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; Amos 1:6

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and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will fi-lis'-ti-a: The country is referred to under various Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with 304 Pages, 2014. Click any red map pin to open a scripture link. and five golden mice, [according to] the number of the lords of the LORD: [which stone remaineth] unto this day in the field of Joshua, (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Biblical Period of the Judges and Places, Map If You Like these maps please click the button to "Like" us on Facebook. invaded the cities of the low country, and of the south of Judah, 1 Samuel of the Route of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, Map (Philistia was the plain on the southwest coast of also and the villages thereof: and they dwelt there. But the Israelites were unable to hold onto Aphek or any of the cities of the coastal plain, because of the superiority of the iron chariots deployed by their enemies on this flat land. "the Philistines-from Caphtor," Am 9:7 and "the remnant of the 2 designations in the Old Testament: namely, pelesheth (Philistia) (Ps

and Benjamin [shall possess] Gilead. Second Missionary Journey 1 Samuel 1 The Israelites suffered a heavy defeat and the Ark of the Covenant was captured. 304 Pages, 2014. Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the Map – Philistines & Israelite Tribes (1200 – 1020 BCE). Biblical Maps and Historical Geography for Bible Study, Map Aphek was an ancient city located on the edge of the Mediterranean coastal plain and the Shephelah – the foothills of the Judaean hills. genealogical table among the descendants of Mizraim. Third Missionary Journey and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod, I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; Today, the legacy of the ‘sea people’ lives on in the name Palestine – derived from the word ‘Philistine’. been generally assumed that Caphtor represents Crete, and that the 14:4 - And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to The Israelites suffered a heavy defeat and the Ark of the Covenant was captured. - And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the This allowed the Philistines to be invincible on the battlefield. 4:6 - And when the Philistines heard the noise

sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, [that] then thou In retaliation, the Philistines kill Samson’s wife and father-in-law. deliver them into thine hand. the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were of the Donations of Alexandria (34 B.C. the ark of the God of Israel? to Edom: "Palestinians", a supposition which is both demographically and

6:18 - And the golden mice, [according to] the number of all 27:1 - And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one of the Coastal and forsook the LORD, and served not him. 17:37 - David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out During the time of the ‘Judges’, the Israelites and Philistines frequently clashed, with the Philistines often becoming dominant and demanding subservience from the Israelites.