Philistine Must Have Originally Meant, In The Mind Of Those Who Invented The Nickname, A Strong, Dogged, Unenlightened Opponent Of The Children Of The Light.

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Philistine must have originally meant, in the mind of those who invented
the nickname, a strong, dogged, unenlightened opponent of the children
of the light.
-- Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
-- Essays in Criticism, Heinrich Heine