Philistian



[fi-lis-tee-uh] /fɪˈlɪs ti ə/

noun
1.
an ancient country on the E coast of the Mediterranean.
/fɪˈlɪstɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Philistia, an ancient country in Palestine, or its inhabitants
/fɪˈlɪstɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient country on the coast of SW Palestine

=Palestine (q.v.), “the land of the Philistines” (Ps. 60:8; 87:4; 108:9). The word is supposed to mean “the land of wanderers” or “of strangers.”

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