Philistian

Philistian

(fɪˈlɪstɪən)
adj
1. (Placename) of or relating to Philistia, an ancient country in Palestine, or its inhabitants
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Philistia, an ancient country in Palestine, or its inhabitants
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Milton has created an infinitely more interesting character by making her a wife to Samson and at the same time a Philistian matron.
Milton has chosen to make Dalila a Philistian matron rather than a concubine bribed to take the Philistine part.
The coin bears the letters yod, heh and dalet in Aramaic script, but details of its iconography--such as the dotted square enclosing the central design of prancing lions on the reverse--are more typical of Philistian coinage.
Her arguments match Samson's and echo through the rest of the text as parallel histories, as significant doubles, yoking the Philistian and the Nazarite worlds in a seemingly fresh encounter.
Accordingly, the dramatic irony of lines 40-43: "Ask for this great Deliverer now, and find him/Eyeless in Gaza at the Mill with slaves/Himself in bonds under Philistian yoke;" is significant.