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An ancient region of southwest Palestine. Strategically located on a trade route from Egypt to Syria, the cities of the region formed a loose confederacy important in biblical times.
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(Placename) an ancient country on the coast of SW Palestine
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Phi•lis•ti•a(fɪˈlɪs ti ə)
an ancient country in SW Palestine on the Mediterranean coast: the land of the Philistines.
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|Noun||1.||Philistia - an ancient region on the coast of southwestern Palestine that was strategically located on a trade route between Syria and Egypt; important in biblical times|
Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land, Palestine - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
Dagon - god of agriculture and the earth; national god of Philistines
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