Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



The Philistines and Other 'Sea Peoples'
General Bibliography



[see also:  Egypt and Canaan;  Philistines: further archaeological titles;  Philistines: specific cities]


Two preliminary notes
1.  While the present bibliography includes titles that discuss textual and archaeological data, there is also a second bibliography which is more explicitly archaeological in orientation. A neat distinction between the two bibliographies is not possible; they are separated for practical reasons of length.
2.  For the most part, titles concerning the Philistines in the Iron II period are not included.

The present bibliography is divided into six sections as follows:

I.    Overviews (articles in encyclopedias, general histories, and the like)

Albright, W. F., "Syria, the Philistines, and Phoenicia", in I. E. S. Edwards – C. J. Gadd – N. G. L. Hammond – E. Sollberger (eds.), The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. II, Part II: History of the Middle East and the Aegean Region c. 1380-1000 B.C. Third edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975) 507-536, esp. 507-516 ("The Sea Peoples in Palestine").

Barnett, R. D., "The Sea Peoples", in I. E. S. Edwards – C. J. Gadd – N. G. L. Hammond – E. Sollberger (eds.), The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. II, Part II: History of the Middle East and the Aegean Region c. 1380-1000 B.C. Third edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1975) 359-378. Details: 1. Anatolians at the battle of Qadesh (359); 2. Mopsus and the Dnnym (363); 3. The clash of sea and land raiders with Egypt (366); 4. The Philistines (371).

Bryce, T., "Philistines", in T. Bryce (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia: The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire. In consultation with H. D. Baker, D. T. Potts, J. N. Tubb, J. M. Webb, and P. Zimansky (London & New York: Routledge, 2009) 552-554.

Cline, E. H., 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History; Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014) [paperback 2015 with a new afterword by the author].

Dickinson, O., "The Collapse at the End of the Bronze Age", in E. H. Cline (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean ca. 3000 – 1000 BC (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 483-490.

Ehrlich, C. S., "Philistia and the Philistines", in B. T. Arnold – B. A. Strawn (eds.), The World Around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016) 353-377.

Erlenmeyer, M.-L. – H. Erlenmeyer – M. Delcor, "Philistins", DBSup 7 (1966) 1233-1288. Details: "I. Les Philistins d'après les données archéologiques" (M.-L. et H. Erlenmeyer: 1233-1252); "II. Les Philistins d'après les sources égyptiennes" (M. Delcor: 1252-1260); "III. Les Philistins sur la côte «palestinienne»" (M. Delcor: 1260-1288).

Fritz, V., Die Entstehung Israels im 12. und 11. Jahrhundert v. Chr. (Biblische Enzyklopädie, 2; Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 1996), esp. II.7 "Die Philister" (156-169); = The Emergence of Israel in the Twelfth and Eleventh Centuries B.C.E. (SBL Biblical Encyclopedia Series, 2; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 / Leiden: Brill, 2012).

Howard, D. M., "Philistines", in A. J. Hoerth – G. L. Mattingly – E. M. Yamauchi (eds.), Peoples of the Old Testament World (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 1996) 231-250.

Jung, R., "End of the Bronze Age", in E. H. Cline (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean ca. 3000 – 1000 BC (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 171-184.

Katzenstein, H. J., "Philistines: History", ABD V (1992) 326-328.

Kitchen, K. A., "The Philistines", in D. J. Wiseman (ed.), Peoples of Old Testament Times (Oxford: Clarendon, 1973) 53-78.

Laughlin, J. C. H., "Appendix A: The Philistines", in his Fifty Major Cities of the Bible (London & New York: Routledge, 2006) 235-242.

Lipiński, E., "Philistines", in his On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age: Historical and Topographical Researches (OLA 153; Leuven: Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, 2006) 49-94.

Lipiński, E., "Du Péloponnèse au Badiston. Les «Peuples de la Mer» et leurs origines", in his Peuples de la Mer, Pheniciens, Puniques: études d'épigraphie et d'histoire méditerranéenne (OLA 237 / Studia Phoenicia, 21; Leuven: Peeters, 2015) 1-61.

Mazar, B., "The Philistines", in his Biblical Israel. State and People. Edited by S. Aḥituv (Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, The Hebrew University / Israel Exploration Society, 1992) 22-41. This essay was first published in B. Mazar (ed.), The World History of the Jewish People. Vol. 3: Judges (Tel Aviv: Massadah Publishing Co., 1971).

Mendenhall, G. E., "The 'Sea-Peoples' in Palestine", in his The Tenth Generation: The Origins of the Biblical Tradition (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1973) 142-173.

Oded, B., "Neighbors on the West", in A. Malamat – I. Eph‘al (eds.),The Age of the Monarchies: Political History (World History of the Jewish People. First Series: Ancient Times, 4/1; Jerusalem: Massada Press, 1979) 222-246.

Redford, D. B., "Egypt and Western Asia in the Late New Kingdom: An Overview", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 1-20.

Singer, I., "Sea Peoples", ABD V (1992) 1059-1061.

Yasur-Landau, A., "Levant", in E. H. Cline (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean ca. 3000 – 1000 BC (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) 832-848.

II.    Volumes of Collected Studies

Deger-Jalkotzy, S. (ed.), Griechenland, die Ägäis und die Levante während der "Dark Ages" vom 12. bis zum 9. Jh. v. Chr. Akten des Symposions von Stift Zwettl (NÖ)11.-14. Okt. 1980 (Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Mykenische Forschung, 10 / Sitzungsberichte der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, 418; Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1983).

Galil, G. – A. Gilboa – A. M. Maeir – D. Kahn (eds.), The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History. Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the University of Haifa, 2–5 May, 2010 (AOAT 392; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012).

Gitin, S. – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998).

Harrison, T. P. (ed.), Cyprus, the Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change (Scripta Mediterranea 27-28 [2006-2007]); Toronto: Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2008). [A special double issue with the papers of a Toronto symposium of 2006]

Heltzer, M. – E. Lipiński (eds.), Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1500–1000 B.C.). Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May 1985 (OLA 23; Leuven: Peeters, 1988).

Killebrew, A. E. – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013).

Oren, E. D. (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000).

Ward, W. A. – M. S. Joukowsky (eds.), The Crisis Years: The 12th Century B.C. from beyond the Danube to the Tigris (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1992)

III.    The Sea Peoples in Egyptian sources

Adams, M. J. – M. E. Cohen, "The 'Sea Peoples' in Primary Sources", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 645-664.

Alt, A., "Ägyptische Tempel in Palästina und die Landnahme der Philister", ZDPV 67 (1944) 1-20. Reprinted in A. Alt, Kleine Schriften zur Geschichte des Volkes Israel. Erster Band (München: Beck, 1953) 216-230.

Alt, A., "Syrien und Palästina im Onomastikon des Amenope", Schweizerische Theologische Umschau 20 (1950) 58-71. Reprinted in A. Alt, Kleine Schriften zur Geschichte des Volkes Israel. Erster Band (München: Beck, 1953) 231-245.

Ben-Dor Evian, S., "'They were thr on land, others at sea...': The Etymology of the Egyptian Term for 'Sea-Peoples'", Semitica 57 (2015) 57-75.

Bietak, M., "Zur Landnahme Palästinas durch die Seevölker und zum Ende der ägyptischen Provinz Kana‘an", Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts – Abteilung Kairo 47 (1991) 35-50.

Bietak, M., "The Sea Peoples and the End of the Egyptian Administration in Canaan", in A. Biran – J. Aviram (eds.), Biblical Archaeology Today, 1990: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1993) 292-306.

Cifola, B., "Ramses III and the Sea Peoples: A Structural Analysis of the Medinet Habu Inscriptions", Or NS 57 (1988) 275-306.

Cifola, B., "The Terminology of Ramses III's Historical Records, with a Formal Analysis of the War Scenes", Or NS 60 (1991) 9-57.

Cifola, B., "The Role of the Sea Peoples at the End of the Late Bronze Age: A Reassessment of Textual and Archaeological Evidence", Orientis antiqui miscellanea / Istituto per l'Oriente C. A. Nallino 1 (1994) 1-23.

Cline, E. H. – D. O'Connor (eds.), Ramesses III: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2012).

Drews, R., "Medinet Habu: Oxcarts, Ships, and Migration Theories", JNES 59 (2000) 161-190.

Edel, E., "Bemerkungen zu Helcks Philisterartikel in BN 21", BN 22 (1983) 7-8. [see below s.v. Helck]

Edel, E., "Die Sikeloi in den ägyptischen Seevölkertexten und in Keilschrifturkunden", BN 23 (1984) 7-8.

Edgerton, W. F. – J. A. Wilson, Historical Records of Ramses III: The Texts in Medinet Habu Volumes I and II. Translated with Explanatory Notes (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations, 12; Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1936).

Galling, K., "Die Kopfzier der Philister in den Darstellungen von Medinet Habu", in Ugaritica VI: publié à l'occasion de la XXXe campagne de fouilles à Ras Shamra (1968), sous la direction de Claude F.A. Schaeffer avec la collaboration de Pierre Amiet et al. (Institut Français d'Archéologie de Beyrouth. Bibliothèque Archéologique et Historique, 81 / Mission de Ras Shamra, 17; Paris: Geuthner, 1969) 247-265.

Gardiner, A. H., Ancient Egyptian Onomastica. 3 vol. (Vols. 1 & 2 Text; Vol. 3 Plates) (London: Oxford University Press, 1947). See esp. vol. I, pp. 24 ff. on the Onomasticon of Amenope.

Gertzen, T. L., "'Profiling' the Philistines: Some Further Remarks on the Egyptian Depictions of Philistine Warriors at Medinet Habu", Ancient Near Eastern Studies 45 (2008) 85-101.

Görg, M., "'Bundesterminologie' im Seevölkertext Ramses' III", BN 42 (1988) 19-26.

Haider, P. W. – J. M. Weinstein – E. H. Cline – D. O'Connor, "Nomads of Sea and Desert: An Integrated Approach to Ramesses III's Foreign Policy", in E. H. Cline – D. O'Connor (eds.), Ramesses III: The Life and Times of Egypt's Last Hero (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2012) 151-208. Details: Haider, P. W., "The Aegean and Anatolia", 151-159; Weinstein, J. M., "Egypt and the Levant in the Reign of Ramesses III", 160-179; Cline, E. H. – D. O'Connor, "The Sea Peoples", 180-208.

Helck, W., "Die Seevölker in den ägyptischen Quellen", in H. Müller-Karpe (ed.), Geschichte des 13. und 12. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Jahresbericht des Instituts für Vorgeschichte der Universität Frankfurt a. M. 1976; München: Beck, 1977) 7-21.

Helck, W., "Ein sprachliches Indiz für die Herkunft der Philister", BN 21 (1983) 31. [see above for E. Edel's reply in BN 22]

Helck, W., "Nochmals zu Ramses' III. Seevölkerbericht", Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur 14 (1987) 129-145.

Hirsch, E. N., "Ramses III. und sein Verhältnis zur Levante", in R. Gundlach – U. Rößler-Köhler (eds.), Das Königtum der Ramessidenzeit. Voraussetzungen – Verwirklichung – Vermächtnis. Akten des 3. Symposiums zur Ägyptischen Königsideologie in Bonn 7.-9.6.2001 (AAT 36.3; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2003) 197-238.

Hölbl, G., "Die historischen Aussagen der ägyptischen Seevölkerinschriften", in S. Deger-Jalkotzy (ed.), Griechenland, die Ägäis und die Levante während der "Dark Ages" vom 12. bis zum 9. Jh. v. Chr. Akten des Symposions von Stift Zwettl (NÖ)11.-14. Okt. 1980 (Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Mykenische Forschung, 10 / Sitzungsberichte der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, 418; Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1983) 121-138 (with discussion on 139-143).

Junge, F., "Ägyptische Texte. Hymnus vom Sieg König Ramses' III. über die Seevölker in seinem 8. Jahr", in B. Janowski – G. Wilhelm (eds.), Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments. Neue Folge. Band 2: Staatsverträge, Herrscherinschriften und andere Dokumente zur politischen Geschichte (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlags-Haus, 2005) 230-245.

Kahl, J., "Les témoignages textuels égyptiens sur les Shardana", in M. Yon – M. Sznycer – P. Bordreuil (eds.), Le pays d'Ougarit autour de 1200 av. J.-C.: Histoire et archéologie (Ras Shamra-Ougarit, 11; Paris: Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, 1995) 137-140.

Kahn, D., "The Campaign of Ramesses III against Philistia", Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 3 (2011) 1-11.

Kitchen, K. A., Ramesside Inscriptions Translated and Annotated. Translations, Vol. V: Setnakht, Ramesses III and Contemporaries (Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2008).

Leahy, A., "Sea Peoples", in D. B. Redford (gen. ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2001) III.257-260.

Loretz, O., "Les Šerdanu et la fin d'Ougarit. A propos des documents d'Égypte, de Byblos et d'Ougarit relatifs aux Shardana", in M. Yon – M. Sznycer – P. Bordreuil (eds.), Le pays d'Ougarit autour de 1200 av. J.-C.: Histoire et archéologie (Ras Shamra-Ougarit, 11; Paris: Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, 1995) 125-136.

Nelson, H. H., and the Epigraphic Survey, Medinet Habu, I: Earlier Historical Records of Ramses III ( The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, 8; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1930).

Nibbi, A., The Sea Peoples: A Re-examination of the Egyptian Sources (Oxford: Church Army Press, 1972).

Nibbi, A., The Sea Peoples and Egypt (Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, 1975).

O'Connor, D., "The Sea People and the Egyptian Sources", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 85-102.

Raban, A., "The Medinet Habu Ships: Another Interpretation", International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration 18 (1989) 163-171.

Redford, D. B., "Egypt and Western Asia in the Late New Kingdom: An Overview", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 1-20.

Sweeney, D.– A. Yasur-Landau, "Following the Path of the Sea Persons: The Women in the Medinet Habu Reliefs", TA 26 (1999) 116-145.

IV.    Monographs and other books

Ben-Shlomo, D., Philistine Iconography: A Wealth of Style and Symbolism (OBO 241; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2010).

Brug, J. F., A Literary and Archaeological Study of the Philistines (BAR International Series, 265; Oxford: BAR, 1985).

D'Amato, R. – A. Salimbeti, Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BC. Illustrated by G. Rava (Elite 204; Oxford: Osprey Publishing 2015).

Dothan, T. K., The Philistines and Their Material Culture (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press; Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1982). [a revised and updated version of the Hebrew edition (1967)]

Dothan, T. K. – M. Dothan, People of the Sea. The Search for the Philistines (New York: Macmillan, 1992); = Die Philister. Zivilisation und Kultur eines Seevolkes (München: Diederichs, 1995).

Ehrlich, C. S., The Philistines in Transition: A History from Ca. 1000-730 B.C.E. (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, 10; Leiden: Brill, 1996).

Faust, A., Israel's Ethnogenesis: Settlement, Interaction, Expansion and Resistance (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology; London: Equinox, 2007), esp. 111-156 (a major section devoted to Philistine–Israelite interaction in Iron I).

Garbini, G., I Filistei. Gli antagonisti di Israele. Seconda edizione (Studi biblici, 170; Brescia: Paideia, 2012). First edition (Orizzonti della storia; Milano: Rusconi, 1997).

Margalith, O., The Sea Peoples in the Bible (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1994). [from the Hebrew edition (1988)]

Niesiołowski-Spanò, Ł., Goliath's Legacy: Philistines and Hebrews in Biblical Times (Philippika – Altertumswissenschaftliche Abhandlungen / Contributions to the Study of Ancient World Cultures, 83; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2016).

Noort, E., Die Seevölker in Palästina (Palaestina Antiqua, 8; Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1994).

Sandars, N. K., The Sea Peoples: Warriors of the Ancient Mediterranean 1250-1150 B.C. Rev. ed. (Ancient Peoples and Places, 89; London & New York: Thames and Hudson, 1985). [first ed. 1978]

V.    Articles and chapters (including selected papers from the Collected Studies)

Adams, M. J. – M. E. Cohen, "The 'Sea Peoples' in Primary Sources", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 645-664.

Artzy, M., "On the Other 'Sea Peoples'", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 329-344.

Betancourt, P. P., "The Aegean and the Origin of the Sea Peoples", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 297-303.

Cavillier, G., "'Shardana Project': Perspectives and Researches on the Sherden in Egypt and Mediterranean", Syria 87 (2010) 339-345.

Dever, W. G., "The Late Bronze – Early Iron I Horizon in Syria-Palestine: Egyptians, Canaanites, 'Sea Peoples', and Proto-Israelites", in W. A. Ward – M. S. Joukowsky (eds.), The Crisis Years: The 12th Century B.C. from beyond the Danube to the Tigris (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1992) 99-110.

Dothan, T. K., "What We Know About the Philistines", BAR 8/4 (July-Aug. 1982) 20-44.

Dothan, T. K., "Some Aspects of the Appearance of the Sea Peoples and Philistines in Canaan", in S. Deger-Jalkotzy (ed.), Griechenland, die Ägäis und die Levante während der "Dark Ages' vom 12. bis zum 9. Jh. v. Chr. Akten des Symposions von Stift Zwettl (NÖ)11.-14. Okt. 1980(Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Mykenische Forschung, 10 / Sitzungsberichte der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, 418; Wien: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1983) 99-120.

Dothan, T. K., "The Philistines Reconsidered", in J. Amitai (ed.), Biblical Archaeology Today. Proceedings of the International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem, April 1984 (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society / Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in cooperation with the American Schools of Oriental Research, 1985) 165-176.

Dothan, T. K., "The Arrival of the Sea Peoples: Cultural Diversity in Early Iron Age Canaan", in S. Gitin – W. G. Dever (eds.), Recent Excavations in Israel. Studies in Iron Age Archaeology (AASOR 49; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1989) 1-14.

Dothan, T. K., "Social Dislocation and Cultural Change in the 12th Century B.C.", in W. A. Ward – M. S. Joukowsky (eds.), The Crisis Years: The 12th Century B.C. from beyond the Danube to the Tigris (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 1992) 93-98.

Dothan, T. K. – R. L. Cohn, "The Philistine as Other: Biblical Rhetoric and Archaeological Reality", in L. J. Silberstein – R. L. Cohn (eds.), The Other in Jewish Thought and History: Constructions of Jewish Culture and Identity (New York: New York University Press, 1994) 61-73.

Dothan, T. K., "Initial Philistine Settlement: From Migration to Coexistence", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 148-161.

Dothan, T. K., "The Aegean and the Orient. Cultic Interactions", in W. G. Dever – S. Gitin (eds.), Symbiosis, Symbolism, and the Power of the Past. Canaan, Ancient Israel, and their Neighbors, from the Late Bronze Age through Roman Palaestina. Proceedings of the Centennial Symposium W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research and American Schools of Oriental Research, Jerusalem, May 29-31, 2000 (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2003) 189-213.

Drews, R., "Canaanites and Philistines", JSOT 81 (1998) 39-61.

Ehrlich, C. S., "'How the Mighty Are Fallen': The Philistines in their Tenth Century Context", in L. K. Handy (ed.), The Age of Solomon. Scholarship at the Turn of the Millennium (Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, 11; Leiden: Brill, 1997) 179-201.

Ehrlich, C. S.,"Die Philister und ihr Kult", in M. Witte – J. F. Diehl (eds.), Israeliten und Phönizier. Ihre Beziehungen im Spiegel der Archäologie und der Literatur des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt (OBO 235; Fribourg: Academic Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008) 253-271.

Emanuel, J. P., "'Dagon Our God': Iron I Philistine Cult in Text and Archaeology", JANER 16 (2016) 22-66.

Emanuel, J. P., "Maritime Worlds Collide: Agents of Transference and the Metastasis of Seaborne Threats at the End of the Bronze Age", PEQ 148 (2016) 265-280.

Eynikel, E., "'Now There Was No Smith to be Found Throughout all the Land of Israel' (1 Sam 13:19). A Philistine Monopoly on Metallurgy in Iron Age I?", in H. M. Niemann – M. Augustin (eds.), "My Spirit at Rest in the North Country" (Zechariah 6.8). Collected Communications to the XXth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Helsinki 2010 (BEATAJ 57; Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2011) 41-50.

Fadda, M. A., "S'Arcu 'e Is Forros: il più importante centro metallurgico della Sardegna Antica", Rendiconti Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Serie IX, 23 (2012) 197-234. [the article includes a short "appendice epigrafica" by G. Garbini, mainly on an inscription in the rare Philistine writing on an amphora]

Faust, A. – J. Lev-Tov, "The Constitution of Philistine Identity: Ethnic Dynamics in 12th-10th Centuries Philistia", Oxford Journal of Archaeology 30 (2011) 13-31.

Faust, A. – H. Katz, "Philistines, Israelites and Canaanites in the Southern Trough Valley during the Iron Age I", Ägypten und Levante / Egypt and the Levant 21 (2011) 231-247.

Faust, A., "Between Israel and Philistia: Ethnic Negotiations in the Iron Age I", in G. Galil – A. Gilboa – A. M. Maeir – D. Kahn (eds.), The Ancient Near East in the 12th–10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History: Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the University of Haifa, 2–5 May, 2010 (AOAT 392; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012) 121-135.

Faust, A., "From Regional Power to Peaceful Neighbour: Philistia in the Iron I-II Transition", IEJ 63 (2013) 174-204.

Finkelstein, I., "The Philistines in the Bible: A Late-Monarchic Perspective", JSOT 27.2 (Dec. 2002) 131-167.

Fugitt, S. M., "Some Thoughts on Philistine Identity, Movements, and Settlement", OTE 15 (2002) 368-380.

Gadot, Y., "Aphek in the Sharon and the Philistine Northern Frontier", BASOR 341 (Feb. 2006) 21-36.

Gass, E., "Simson und die Philister. Historische und archäologische Rückfragen", RB 114 (2007) 372-402.

Gitin, S., "Philistia in Transition: The Tenth Century BCE and Beyond", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 162-183.

Gitin, S., "Philistines in the Books of Kings", in A. Lemaire – B. Halpern – M. J. Adams (eds.), The Books of Kings. Sources, Composition, Historiography and Reception (VTSup 129; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 301-364 [plates on pp. 350-364].

Harrison, R. K., "Philistine Origins: A Reappraisal", in L. Eslinger – G. Taylor (eds.), Ascribe to the Lord: Biblical and Other Studies in Memory of Peter C. Craigie (JSOTSup 67; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988) 11-19.

Hitchcock, L. A. – A. M. Maeir, "A Pirate's Life for Me: The Maritime Culture of the Sea Peoples", PEQ 148 (2016) 245-264.

Holter, K., "Was Philistine Dagon a Fish-God? Some New Questions and an Old Answer", SJOT 3 (1989) 142-147.

Hutter, M., "Exkurs: Philister und Anatolien", BN 156 (2013) 53-64.

Israel, F., "Note di onomastica semitica 7: Rassegna critico-bibliografica ed epigrafica su alcune onomastiche palestinesi: Israele e Giuda, la regione filistea", SEL 8 (1991) 119-140.

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Lehmann, G. A., "Umbrüche und Zäsuren im östlichen Mittelmeerraum und Vorderasien zur Zeit der 'Seevölker'-Invasionen um und nach 1200 v. Chr.. Neue Quellenzeugnisse und Befunde", Historische Zeitschrift 262 (1996) 1-38.

Lemche, N. P., "Using the Concept of Ethnicity in Defining Philistine Identity in the Iron Age", SJOT 26 (2012) 12-29.

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Liverani, M., "La fin d'Ougarit: quand? pourquoi? comment?", in M. Yon – M. Sznycer – P. Bordreuil (eds.), Le pays d'Ougarit autour de 1200 av. J.-C.: Histoire et archéologie (Ras Shamra-Ougarit, 11; Paris: Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, 1995) 113-117.

Machinist, P., "Biblical Traditions: The Philistines and Israelite History", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 53-83.

Maeir, A. M. – L. A. Hitchcock – L. K. Horwitz, "On the Constitution and Transformation of Philistine Identity", Oxford Journal of Archaeology 32 (2013) 1-38.

Maeir, A. M., "Philistia Transforming: Fresh Evidence from Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath on the Transformational Trajectory of the Philistine Culture", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 191-242.

Margalith, O., "Where Did the Philistines Come From?", ZAW 107 (1995) 101-109.

Mazar, A., "Some Aspects of the 'Sea Peoples'' Settlement", in M. Heltzer – E. Lipiński (eds.), Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1500–1000 B.C.). Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May 1985 (OLA 23; Leuven: Peeters, 1988) 251-260.

Mazar, A., "Comments on the Nature of the Relations between Cyprus and Palestine during the 12th–11th Centuries B.C.", in V. Karageorghis (ed.), The Civilizations of the Aegean and Their Diffusion in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean, 2000–600 B.C., 18–24 September 1989 (Larnaca: Pierides Foundation, 1991) 94-103.

Mendenhall, G. E., "Cultural History and the Philistine Problem", in L. T. Geraty – L. G. Herr (eds.), The Archaeology of Jordan and Other Studies, Presented to Siegfried H. Horn (Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1986) 525-546.

Niemann, H. M., "Nachbarn und Gegner, Konkurrenten und Verwandte Judas. Die Philister zwischen Geographie und Ökonomie, Geschichte und Theologie", in U. Hübner – E. A. Knauf (eds.), Kein Land für sich allein: Studien zum Kulturkontakt in Kanaan, Israel/Palästina und Ebirnâri für Manfred Weippert zum 65. Geburtstag (OBO 186; Freiburg, Schweiz: Universitätsverlag; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2002) 70-91.

Niemann, H.M., "Neighbors and Foes, Rivals and Kin: Philistines, Shepheleans, Judeans Between Geography and Economy, History and Theology", in A. E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 243-264 [a revised version of the German essay noted in the previous item]. Reprinted in H. M. Niemann, History of Ancient Israel, Archaeology, and Bible: Collected Essays / Geschichte Israels, Archäologie und Bibel: gesammelte Aufsätze. Herausgegeben von M. Gerhards (AOAT 418; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2015) 347-369

Niemeier, W.-D., "The Mycenaeans in Western Anatolia and the Problem of the Origins of the Sea Peoples", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 17-65.

Niemeier, W.-D., "Archaic Greeks in the Orient: Textual and Archaeological evidence", BASOR 322 (May 2001) 11-32.

Niesiołowski-Spanò, Ł., "The Philistines as Intermediaries Between the Aegean and the Near East", in T. L. Thompson – P. Wajdenbaum (eds.), The Bible and Hellenism: Greek Influence on Jewish Literature and Early Christian Literature (Copenhagen International Seminar; Durham: Acumen, 2014) 89-101.

Niesiołowski-Spanò, Ł., "Food or Drink? Pork or Wine? The Philistines and Their 'Ethnic' Markers", SJOT 29 (2015) 110-116.

Peiper, A., "Evidence for the Sea Peoples from Biblical and Later Jewish Writing from Late Antiquity", VT 67 (2017) 264-272.

Pintore, F., "Seren, Tarwanis, Tyrannos", in O. Carruba – M. Liverani – C. Zaccagnini (eds.), Studi orientalistici in ricordo di Franco Pintore (Studia mediterranea, 4; Pavia: GJES, 1983) 285-322.

Pitkänen, P., "Ancient Israel and Philistia: Settler Colonialism and Ethnocultural Interaction", UF 45 (2014) 233-263.

Raban, A., "The Constructive Maritime Role of the Sea Peoples in the Levant", in M. Heltzer – E. Lipiński (eds.), Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1500–1000 B.C.). Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May 1985 (OLA 23; Leuven: Peeters, 1988) 261-294.

Raban, A., "The Philistines in the Western Jezreel Valley", BASOR 284 (Nov. 1991) 17-27.

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Schaden, J. M., "Some Observations on the Sea Peoples", in M. A. Powell – R. H. Sack (eds.), Studies in Honor of Tom B. Jones (AOAT 203; Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker; Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1979) 119-141.

Schneider, T., "The Philistine Language. New Etymologies and the Name 'David'", UF 43 (2011) 569-580.

Shai, I., "The Political Organization of the Philistines", in A. M. Maeir – P. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak The Riddles Of Ancient Times". Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. 2 vol. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) I.347-359.

Shai, I., "Understanding Philistine Migration: City Names and their Implications", BASOR 354 (May 2009) 15-27.

Shai, I., "Philistia and the Philistines in the Iron Age IIA", ZDPV 127 (2011) 119-34.

Sherratt, S., "'Sea Peoples' and the Economic Structure of the Late Second Millennium in the Eastern Mediterranean", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 292-313.

Silberman, N. A., "The Sea Peoples, the Victorians, and Us: Modern Social Ideology and Changing Archaeological Interpretations of the Late Bronze Age Collapse", in S. Gitin – A. Mazar – E. Stern (eds.), Mediterranean Peoples in Transition. Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries BCE: In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998) 268-275.

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Singer, I., "The Settlement of the Sea Peoples in the Shores of Canaan", in Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 4-12, 1985. Division A: The Period of the Bible (Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies, 1986) 1*-6*.

Singer, I., "The Origin of the Sea Peoples and their Settlement on the Coast of Canaan", in M. Heltzer – E. Lipiński (eds.), Society and Economy in the Eastern Mediterranean (c. 1500–1000 B.C.). Proceedings of the International Symposium held at the University of Haifa from the 28th of April to the 2nd of May 1985 (OLA 23; Leuven: Peeters, 1988) 239-250.

Singer, I., "The Political Status of Megiddo VIIA", TA 15-16 (1988-89) 101-112.

Singer, I., "How Did the Philistines Enter Canaan?", BAR 18/6 (Nov.-Dec. 1992) 44-46.

Singer, I., "Towards the Image of Dagon the God of the Philistines", Syria 69 (1992) 431-450.

Singer, I., "The Political Organization of Philistia in Iron Age I", in A. Biran – J. Aviram (eds.), Biblical Archaeology Today, 1990: Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Biblical Archaeology: Supplement: Pre-Congress Symposium: Population, Production and Power (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1993) 132-141.

Singer, I., "Egyptians, Canaanites, and Philistines in the Period of the Emergence of Israel", in I. Finkelstein – N. Na’aman (eds.), From Nomadism to Monarchy. Archaeological and Historical Aspects of Early Israel (Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi; Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1994) 282-338.

Singer, I. , "New Evidence on the End of the Hittite Empire", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 21-33. Reprinted in his The Calm Before the Storm: Selected Writings of Itamar Singer on the End of the Late Bronze Age in Anatolia and the Levant (Writings from the Ancient World Supplements, 1; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011) 661-678.

Singer, I., "The Philistines in the Bible: A Short Rejoinder to a New Perspective", in A.E. Killebrew – G. Lehmann (eds.), The Philistines and Other "Sea Peoples" in Text and Archaeology (Archaeology and Biblical Studies, 15; Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 19-27.

Stager, L. E., "Biblical Philistines: A Hellenistic Literary Creation?", in A. M. Maeir – P. de Miroschedji (eds.), "I Will Speak The Riddles Of Ancient Times". Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. 2 vol. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2006) I.375-384.

Stern, E., "The Other 'Philistines'", BAR 40/6 (Nov.-Dec. 2014) 30-40.

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Stieglitz, R. R., "Did the Philistines Write?", BAR 8/4 (July-Aug. 1982) 31.

Stieglitz, R. R., "Philistines After David", BAR 8/4 (July-Aug. 1982) 33.

Stone, B. J., "The Philistines and Acculturation: Culture Change and Ethnic Continuity in the Iron Age", BASOR 298 (May 1995) 7-32.

Strobel, K., "Qadesh, Sea Peoples, and Anatolian-Levantine Interactions", in K. A. Yener (ed.), Across the Border: Late Bronze – Iron Age Relations Between Syria and Anatolia. Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Research Center of Anatolian Studies, Koç University, Istanbul, May 31 – June 1, 2010 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supplement 42; Leuven: Peeters, 2013) 501-538.

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Vagnetti, L., "Western Mediterranean Overview: Peninsular Italy, Sicily and Sardinia at the Time of the Sea Peoples", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 305-326.

Wachsmann, S., "To the Sea of the Philistines", in E. D. Oren (ed.), The Sea Peoples and Their World. A Reassessment (University Museum Monograph, 108 / University Museum Symposium Series, 11; Philadelphia, PA: The University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 2000) 103-143.

Wood, B. G., "The Philistines Enter Canaan. Were They Egyptian Lackeys or Invading Conquerors?", BAR 17/6 (Nov.-Dec. 1991) 44-52, 89-90, 92.

Yener, K. A., "Introduction: Imperial Demise and Forging Emergent Kingdoms", in K. A. Yener (ed.), Across the Border: Late Bronze – Iron Age Relations Between Syria and Anatolia. Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Research Center of Anatolian Studies, Koç University, Istanbul, May 31 – June 1, 2010 (Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Supplement 42; Leuven: Peeters, 2013) 1-8.

Zorn, J. R., "Reconsidering Goliath: An Iron Age I Philistine Chariot Warrior", BASOR 360 (Nov. 2010) 1-22.

VI.    Online Resources

Ancient Anatolia: Sea Peoples (with useful links to other relevant topics)

The Greek Age of Bronze: Sea Peoples (with excellent illustrations). The site is entitled "The Greek Age Of Bronze: Weapons and Warfare in the Late Helladic Time 1600-1100 BC"; texts by Andrea Salimbeti.