More ancient, and more impressive, than previously thought.
Solving the mystery of Israel’s ancient enemy.
The city of Gezer.
Where did they come from?
An ancient cemetery uncovered.
They may actually have been technologically and politically advanced.
They were there all along.
They discovered an Iron-Age monumental gate.
The Philistines—perennial enemies of the Israelites in the Bible—were one of several tribes of “Sea Peoples” from the Aegean who invaded and colonized the eastern. . .
Long thought to be a coastal people, the sworn enemies of ancient Israel were entrenched on the east bank of the Jordan River as early as 1100 BCE.
The Bible cites pork consumption as a key cultural difference between Philistines and Israelites. Archeology suggests there is room for doubt.