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The biblical description identifies five Philistine cities: Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Ekron and Gath.

The Philistines (/ˈfɪlstnz/, /ˈfɪlstnz/, /fˈlɪstnz/, or /fˈlɪstnz/; Hebrew: פְּלִשְׁתִּים‎‎, Plištim) were a people described in the Bible. During the Judges period they were one of the Israelite's most dangerous enemies. Biblical scholars have connected the Philistines to other biblical groups such as Caphtorim and the Cherethites and Pelethites. Both have been identified with Crete, and leading to the tradition of an Aegean origin.

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