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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Philistines, the

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  • Descended from Casluhim
    Genesis 10:13,14

  • Originally dwelt in the land of Caphtor
    Jeremiah 47:4; Amos 9:7

  • Conquered the Avims and took from them the west coast of Canaan
    Deuteronomy 2:23

  • CALLED
    • The Caphtorims
      Deuteronomy 2:23
    • The Cherethites
      1 Samuel 30:14; Zephaniah 2:5

  • COUNTRY OF
    • Called Philistia
      Psalm 87:4; 108:9
    • Divided into five sates of lordships
      Joshua 13:3; Judges 3:3; 1 Samuel 6:16
    • Had many flourishing cities
      1 Samuel 6:17
    • Given by God to the Israelites
      Joshua 13:2,3; 15:45,47

  • Were a great people and governed by kings in the patriarchal Age
    Genesis 21:22,34; 26:8

  • CHARACTER OF
    • Proud
      Zechariah 9:6
    • Idolatrous
      Judges 16:23; 1 Samuel 5:2
    • Superstitious
      Isaiah 2:6
    • Warlike
      1 Samuel 17:1; 28:1

  • Men of great strength and stature amongst
    1 Samuel 17:4-7; 2 Samuel 21:16,18-20

  • Some of, left to prove Israel
    Judges 3:1-3

  • Always confederated with the enemies of Israel
    Psalm 83:7; Isaiah 9:11,12

  • Shamgar slew six hundred of, and delivered Israel
    Judges 3:31

  • Oppressed Israel after the death of Jair for eighteen years
    Judges 10:7,8

  • Oppressed Israel after the death of Abdon forty years
    Judges 13:1

  • SAMSON
    • Promised as a deliverer from
      Judges 13:5
    • Intermarried with
      Judges 14:1,10
    • Slew thirty, near Askelon
      Judges 14:19
    • Burned vineyards &c of
      Judges 15:3-5
    • Slew many for burning his wife
      Judges 15:7,8
    • Slew a thousand with the jawbone of an ass
      Judges 15:15,16
    • Blinded and imprisoned by
      Judges 16:21
    • Pulled down the house of Dagon and destroyed immense Numbers of
      Judges 16:29,30

  • Defeated Israel at Ebenezer
    1 Samuel 4:1,2

  • Defeated Israel and took the ark
    1 Samuel 4:3-11

  • Put the ark into Dagon's house
    1 Samuel 5:1-4

  • Plagued for retaining the ark
    1 Samuel 5:6-12

  • Sent back the ark and were healed
    1 Samuel 6:1-18

  • Miraculously routed at Mizpeh
    1 Samuel 7:7-14

  • Jonathan smote a garrison of, at Geba and provoked them
    1 Samuel 13:3,4

  • Invaded the land of Israel with a great army
    1 Samuel 13:5,17-23

  • Jonathan and his armour-bearer smote a garrison of, at the Passages
    1 Samuel 14:1-14

  • Miraculously discomfited
    1 Samuel 14:15-23

  • Saul constantly at war with
    1 Samuel 14:52

  • Defied Israel by their champion
    1 Samuel 17:4-10

  • Defeated Israel at Ephesdammim and pursued to Ekron
    1 Samuel 17:1,52

  • DAVID
    • Slew Goliath the champion of
      1 Samuel 17:40-50
    • Procured Saul's daughter for and hundred foreskins of
      1 Samuel 18:25-27
    • Often defeated during Saul's reign
      1 Samuel 19:8; 23:1-5
    • Fled to, for safety
      1 Samuel 27:1-7
    • Gained the confidence of Achish king of
      1 Samuel 28:2; 29:9
    • Distrusted by
      1 Samuel 29:2-7
    • Often defeated in the course of his reign
      2 Samuel 5:17-23; 8:1; 21:15-22; 23:8-12
    • Had a guard composed of
      2 Samuel 8:18; Ezekiel 25:16; Zephaniah 2:5

  • Gathered all their armies to Aphek against Israel
    1 Samuel 28:1; 29:1

  • Ziklag a town of, taken and plundered by the Amalekites
    1 Samuel 30:1,2,16

  • Israel defeated by, and Saul slain
    1 Samuel 31:1-10

  • Besieged in Gibbethon by Nadab
    1 Kings 15:27

  • Sent by God against Jehoram
    2 Chronicles 21:16,17

  • Defeated by Uzziah
    2 Chronicles 26:6,7

  • Distressed Judah under Ahaz
    2 Chronicles 28:18,19

  • Defeated by Hezekiah
    2 Kings 18:8

  • Israel condemned for imitating
    Judges 10:6; Amos 6:2; 9:7

  • PROPHECIES RESPECTING
    • Union with Syria against Israel
      Isaiah 9:11,12
    • Punishment with other nations
      Jeremiah 25:20
    • Dismay at ruin of Tyre
      Zechariah 9:3,5
    • Base men to be their rulers
      Zechariah 9:6
    • Hatred and revenge against Israel to be fully recompensed
      Ezekiel 25:15-17; Amos 1:6-8
    • Utter destruction by Pharaoh king of Egypt
      Jeremiah 47:1-4; Zephaniah 2:5,6
    • Destruction and desolation of their cities
      Jeremiah 47:5; Zephaniah 2:4
    • Their country to be a future possession to Israel
      Obadiah 1:19; Zephaniah 2:7
    • To help in Israel's restoration
      Isaiah 11:14

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Bibliography Information
Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Philistines, the'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/eng/ttt/p/philistines-the.html. 1897.

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