Greenland and Philistia?

In the past, the suggestion has been raised to compare the Philistine phenomenon to the Vikings. While I would hardly think that they match that closely (if in fact, they are probably quite different), perhaps some overlapping aspects can be seen between the two processes (but this requires a long and drawn out post – perhaps some other time).

But, with this in mind, did the Philistines disappear from Philistia as the Vikings did from Greenland?

Nah – hard to believe…