Mysteries of the Bible Archenemy The Philistines

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After thousands of years of debate and question this series explores many of the greatest tales of Scripture. Filmed on location throughout the Holy Land and utilizing modern scientific techniques and newly found archaeological discoveries Mysteries of the Bible reveals surprising facts and theories behind the legendary figures and fabled stories of the Bible. The acclaimed A and E series Mysteries of the Bible provide a wealth of astonishing discoveries and unforgettable revelations. Episode Archenemy The Philistines – Today the word is synonymous with the ignorant and the uncouth. Yet according to the Bible, the Philistines were the Israelites’ most cunning and ruthless enemies. Their constant battles are the cornerstones of history’s greatest tales: David and Goliath, Samson and Delilah, the theft of the Ark of the Covenant. But what truth lies behind the legends of the Philistines? New archaeological discoveries have uncovered a wealth of astonishing information about the Philistines way of life and yielded treasures that shed new light on some of the Bible’s most legendary events! Join world-renowned archaeologists on a journey of discovery that stretches from Jerusalem to Ashkelon, Gezer and Gaza capitals of the Philistine Empire.