philistine


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Synonyms for philistine

Synonyms for philistine

Synonyms for philistine

a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits

a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

smug and ignorant and indifferent or hostile to artistic and cultural values

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Local pottery displaying both Philistine and Judahite affinities augmented by imported Phoenician/Cypriot and Judahite vessels (pp.
A true philistine has nothing but these trivial ideas of which he entirely consists.
Pakistan always supported Philistine cause and two state solution.
Samson's life charts for us his choosing Philistine community/law over Hebrew law, while all the time declaring/naming the Philistine Other.
Sandy-colored lighting accompanied the Bacchanale, while blood-red lighting bathed the shrieks of the dying Philistines.
Taste the flavor of Philistine fury in the "Goliath Burger" at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando, Florida--a $16 million, 15-acre living evangelical tract of Zion's Hope ministry.
1) The novelis a postmodern re-telling of the story of Samson, which is told from Delilah's point of view--which is to say, from the Philistine point of view.
There is something philistine about her critics who do not see that in showing the child a new realm of the imagination she is enriching it beyond their dreams.
He also burned Philistine fields showing classic ASPD impulsiveness and inability to conform to social norms.
Although the paucity of material suggests that VIB lasted a relatively short period of time, the presence of Philistine Bichrome pottery in the assemblage led Dothan (1982: 76-8, 290-91) and Mazar (1985a: 103) to conclude that this phase lasted about a hundred years from c.
Later, a dangerously escalating dispute between Philistine shepherds and Isaac's shepherds over ownership of wells was similarly resolved by Avimelech, the Philistine king.
He points to scriptural evidence, such as Samson's "one man guerrilla war against the Philistine government" and the "posse of men" led by Gideon, who overthrew the pagan Midianite government.
Since she could not have been the object of Egyptian and Philistine desire at these ages, the stories must be clumsy interpolations.
In this Philistine city, 15-year-old Andy Lipkis became a tree-planting David who, with his coauthor wife, set out not to slay Goliath but to reform him.