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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To the chagrin of his parents, the youthful and headstrong Israelite opts to marry a Philistine woman (Judg.
Local pottery displaying both Philistine and Judahite affinities augmented by imported Phoenician/Cypriot and Judahite vessels (pp.
One dictionary definition of Philistine is uncultured person, one whose interests are material and common place.
The WWF might have billed this main event as The Fantastic Philistine versus Mr.
The city's prominence as a stronghold of anti-Israel feeling is evident from King David's eulogy on Saul who was slain in battle by the Philistines: "Publicize it not in the streets of Ashkelon lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice.
The Philistine idol Dagon captures children's imaginations as it is commonly referred to as a half fish creature, like a mermaid.
In recent years, fresh excavation data has been published from the primary Philistine sites in the southern coastal plain (e.
Josheb-Basshebeth fought alone against 800 enemy soldiers; Shammah son of Agee singlehandedly defeated a Philistine army in a battle in a lentil field; three chiefs infiltrated a Philistine camp to get water for David to drink.
Jerusalem, July 30 (ANI): Archaeologists from Bar Ilan University have uncovered the ruins of a Philistine temple in the ancient city of Gath, home of the Biblical Goliath, buried in one of the largest mounds in Israel.
The council's own heritage panel has rebelled at "another example of the council's Philistine attitude".
philistine) a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them: [as modifier] a philistine government.
But they are profoundly Philistine ( they are extremely dangerous.
In 135AD,more than 100 years after the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus,or Yeshua, to give him his Hebrew name, theRoman Emperor Hadrian (he of the wall fame) changed the name of the land of Israel, toSyrio Palestina - ``land of the Philistine,''a name deliber-ately given to insult the Jewish nation as the Philistines were Israel's ancient enemy.
I bet everyone slagged him off as a Philistine for that.
The apparent collusion of English Heritage with the philistine Warwick council, if true, is a disgrace.