The historic Philistines were an
Indo-European people who appeared in the southern
coastal area of Canaan at the beginning of the Iron
Age (circa 1175 BC.) According to the Bible, they
ruled the five city-states (the "Philistine
Pentapolis") of Gaza, Askelon, Ashdod, Ekron and
Gath, from the Wadi Gaza in the south to the Yarqon
River in the north, but with no fixed border to the
east. The Bible paints them as the Kingdom of
Israel's most dangerous enemy. Originating
somewhere in the Aegean their population was around
25,000 in the 12th century BC, rising to a peak of
30,000 in the 11th century BC.
adopted the name Philistines ("Invaders" in Hebrew.)
The connection between this tribe and modern day
Arabs is nil. The Romans, in order to conceal
their shame and anger with rebellious regions,
changed the references to Judea and Samaria by
naming them Palestine.
27.5" long x 18" tall x 7" wide. This is
Model Ship Master's 5th commissioned
model for a museum, not for sale.
pleased with the Philistine model. Especially like the
excellent detail work on the sail! Please thank the
builder who did a great job. Will commission the
Phoenician model when we receive the Galilee. Next want
a Judean model and have more projects in mind...
My frustration is that progressing at the rate we're
going - the envisioned collection will not available for
our museum visitors to enjoy and possibly not even
during my lifetime.
Thanks and blessings, Bill "