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(Photo:Image from page 347 of "Ridpath's Universal history : an account of the origin, primitive condition and ethnic development of the great races of mankind, and of the principal events in the evolution and progress of the civilized life among men and nations 

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Title: Ridpath's Universal history : an account of the origin, primitive condition and ethnic development of the great races of mankind, and of the principal events in the evolution and progress of the civilized life among men and nations, from recent and authentic sources with a preliminary inquiry on the time, place and manner of the beginning

Year: 1897 (1890s)

Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900

Subjects: World history

Publisher: Cincinnati : Jones

Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System

Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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rived from their j . j courage. them, tliouoli amont^ the mained in the districts which they hadformerlv possessed, and Avere contentwith a relation of servitude to theirconquerors. The Philistines were a lowland peo-ple, belonging t(j the seacoast. Theirregion extended from Joppa to theEgyptian desert. The whole countrywas a low alluvial plain, Place and cities fertile to the last degree, of the pmus-Much is said in the He- most picturesque of Canaan, were also brew narrative of this district and its

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PASTORAI, SCENE NEAR GAZA. among the least fi*uitful—least produc-tive in an agricultural and horticulturalsense. The strength of the Amoriteslay in their courage. They had thequalities of other ancient mountain men,and were among the last to yield to thearmies of Joshua. It was a confeder-ation of five Amorite kings that wasoverthrovrn at the waters of ]\Ierom.It w(_)uld appear that the Amorites werenot so repugnant, socially and reli-giously, to the Hebrews as were theother native inhabitants of Canaan.Many people of Amorite extraction re- inhabitants. For a long time Philistiacontended with Israel for the mastery;and it was not until David had suc-ceeded in bringing all the tribes of hiscountrymen under a single governmentthat Philistine opposition was putdown. There were five principal citiesin the country occupied by this race.These were Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon,Gath, and P>kron. The first three werecoast towns; the last two, inland cities.Each was governed bv its own lord, or

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