An Assyrian trading emporium (bit kari) was established somewhere in Philistia
, to maintain Assyrian control of the lucrative trade along both land and maritime routes.
State formation more likely began several centuries earlier, rooted in local processes of social evolution and interaction amongst the smaller Iron Age 'statelets' of the southern Levant (Edom, Moab, Ammon, Israel, Judah, Philistia
Palestine is a Romanization of Philistia
, the home of the Philistines, who were already there when Abraham arrived from Mesopotamia around 1900 BC.
Dothan's (1982) 'high' dating of early Philistia
has now largely been superseded by a 'middle' chronology which posits that the Bichrome ware developed only after Philistine influence moved inland from the coastal cities at a time roughly contemporary with the fall of Egyptian Megiddo and Beth-shan.
Tabalu, a number of Phoenician cities (Arwada, Gubla, Samsimurruna, and Surru), Philistia
(Asdudu, Isqaluna, Amqarruna, Hazzat), Judah (Jaudu) and the Transjordanian states (Bit-Amman.
Other Assyrian administrative personnel were stationed in Philistia
, as overseers at Gaza and Ashdod.
103) Judah's western boundary was defined by the cities of Philistia
, which remained under the control of Assyria.
returning of the Ark of the Covenant from Philistia
to Judea (1 Samuel 6:12)
Unlike the huge amount of Assyrian pottery and material culture found in the cities they had conquered, there is no evidence of Babylonian material in the cities of Philistia
Gallagher breaks down the campaign into three phases: Phoenicia (chapters 3- 4), Philistia
(chapter 5), and Judah (chapter 6).
There is evidence of trade, of a connection to Philistia
(shown by the glyptic material), and of two destructions, clearly to be attributed to earthquake damage in one case and to military conflict in another.
The narratives about the wanderings of David and his band in these areas, in search of shelter and provisions, pursued from time to time by the king and his army, finally escaping to Philistia
and serving there as mercenaries, may have reflected an unknown historical episode of the time of their author.
As far as the "Landnahme" by the tribes of Israel is concerned, Dietrich makes an excellent presentation of the social, economic, and geographical factors which are linked with the problem of the emergence of ancient Israel in the hill country of western Palestine, putting forth very good reasons for the inevitable conflict between Israel and Philistia
In the north, attention centers on major fortresses, which Niemann feels document a military concern for securing the borders with Aramea and, in the south, Judah and Philistia
The author systematically describes the history of Philistia
in the period from the assumed time of the emergence of the Israelite state under King David (ca.