There are quite a few other references to skins in the Bible and most of them refer to skins as containers for wine. While these are separate items, they relate to one another.
After listening to the futile efforts of Job’s friends to respond suitably to Job’s plight, Elihu compared his frustration to keep silent to a distended wine skin ready to burst (Job ). The fragmentary jar is the bottom part of a storage jar.
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Perrot noted several concentrations of finds over an area of several hundred meters and estimated that the site covered approximately 5 a.
In the western part of the site, which was rich in finds, a test excavation was conducted over a c.
The two peoples engaged in a fierce struggle for control of the land in the 12th–11th centuries B. The Philistines were only one of several tribes known as the Sea Peoples, however, who invaded the Land of Israel during the 12th century B.
The Bible is understandably hostile to the Philistines, describing them as a pleasure loving, warlike society of pagans ruled by “tyrants” who threatened ancient Israel’s existence.