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PHILISTINES AND ISRAELITES

A VEI[ LIGHT ON THE WORLD'S

HISTORY

BY

H. MARTYN KENNARD

LONDON: CHAPMAN & HALL, L”.

1893.

Copyright reserved.

WESTMINSTER:

P’RINTED BY NICHOLS AND SONS,

25, PARLIAMENT STREET.

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10-20-31

PHILISTINES & ISRAELITES

A New Light on the World's History.

CHAPTER I.

“Errors, to be dangerous, must have a great deal of truth mingled with them; it is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation : from pure extravagance, and genuine, unmingled falsehood, the world never has and never can sustain any mischief.”

Sydney Smith.

The Philistines and the Israelites have been stamped on our thoughts from earliest infancy ; few have cared to investigate their origin ; thus any new light thrown on their history will be interesting to many.

We learn from the Biblical records that the three races of Shem, Ham, and Japheth dominated the world ; it follows that the Philistines and the Israelites must have belonged to one or the other of these three

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