Definition of Philistia

1. Noun. An ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times.

Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Canaan, Holy Land, Palestine, Promised Land
Geographical relationships: Dagon

Definition of Philistia

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philistia

Philippe's triangle
Philippine Islands
Philippine Sea
Philippine cedar
Philippine haemorrhagic fever
Philippine mahogany
Philippine monetary unit
Philippine peso
Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus
Phillips' catheter
Phillips head
Phillips heads
Phillips screw
Phillips screwdriver

Literary usage of Philistia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"40), a town in the plain of philistia, at the f«ft of the mountains of Judah, 22 Roman mile» from Jerusalem, and 10 from Lydda. ..."

2. A Vers de Société Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1907)
"IN philistia Eva L. Ogden. OF all the places on the map, Some queer and others queerer, Arcadia is dear to me, philistia is dearer. ..."

3. The Analyzed Bible: The Prophecy of Isaiah by George Campbell Morgan (1910)
"philistia The burden concerning philistia is distinctly dated as having been ... It would appear as though some power which had oppressed philistia had been ..."

4. The Land and the Book: Or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and by William McClure Thomson (1880)
"Floral Beauty of the Plain of philistia.—Eastern Border of philistia.—Samson at Timnath. ... Plain of philistia occupied by the Jews.—Gamaliel.—Simeon. ..."

5. The Land and the Book: Or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and by William McClure Thomson (1880)
"Floral Beauty of the Plain of philistia.—Eastern Border of philistia. ... Harvest Scenes in philistia.—Dense Fog.—Cloud of Dew in the Heat of Harvest. ..."

6. Kadesh-Barnea: Its Importance and Probable Site, with the Story of a Hunt by Henry Clay Trumbull (1895)
"THE philistia ROAD. " The Way of the Land of the Philistines," or the northernmost road of the three, was the road more commonly taken by the Pharaohs ..."

7. My First Book: The Experiences of Walter Besant, James Payn, W. Clark by Jerome Klapka Jerome (1894)
"... which I called ' philistia.' I wasn't born a novelist, I was only made one. Philosophy and science were the first loves of my youth. ..."

8. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... and Damascus are all frequently mentioned in the inscriptions, as are the Hebrew kingdoms, Edom, Moab, Ammon, and philistia. Arabia was known as Arabi, ..."

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