Where did the Philistines come from?

Asked by Claire Shamp on September 18, 2021

Categories: Religion and spirituality Judaism

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The Philistines were an ancient people who lived on the south coast of Canaan between the 12th century BC and 604 BC when they were exiled to Mesopotamia by King Nebuchadnezzar II. They are known for their biblical conflict with theIsraelites.

Who are the Canaanites today? The Canaanites were people who lived in the land of Canaan, anarea which according to ancient texts may have included parts of modern-day Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Whats in the arc of the covenant? Hebrews 9:4 states that the Ark contained "the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, andthe tablets of the covenant." Revelation 11:19 says the prophet saw God's temple in heaven opened, "and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple."

Why is Palestine not a state? On 29 November 2012, in a 138–9 vote (with 41 abstentions and 5 absences), the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 67/19, upgrading Palestine from an "observer entity" toa "non-member observer state" within the United Nations system, which was described as recognition of the PLO's sovereignty.