Ancient DNA And The Origin Of The Biblical Philistines

Ian Jeffrey

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I saw this sometime within the last week ... just been too busy to do much follow-up reading.
 
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Where did the Philistines of the Bible come from? They have always been considered one of 'the Peoples of the Sea' who helped to trigger a mysterious Dark Age in the Eastern Mediterranean during the transition between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Now, new research is revealing where they might have come from:

Ancient DNA sheds light on the origins of the Biblical Philistines
Whoever did this study forgot to mention that "Philistine" was a Hebrew word for Invader.
 
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Whoever did this study forgot to mention that "Philistine" was a Hebrew word for Invader.
Given the modern definition of the word 'philistine', perhaps they should have mentioned that our President Donald Trump is a philistine?

philistine: a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.
 

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