The Philistines, Their History and Civilization
R. A. S. Macalister
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This short monograph on the Philistines is one of the few on these mysterious people. The Philistines may have been emmigrants from Mycenean Greece, part of the 'Sea People' migrations of the 12th century BCE. The Philistines occupied an area on the Mediterranian coast approximately corresponding to the current Gaza strip. Macalister covers in some detail Philistine religion. The Philistines fit into an ancient Near Eastern polytheistic religious complex. They worshipped Canaanite deities such as Baal-zebub, the high Goddess Astarte, and Dagon, a merman fish-god who was also a culture hero.
This book has 146 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1913.
Production notes: This ebook of The Philistines, Their History and Civilization was published by Global Grey in 2018.
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