The Philistines are a people that for a while troubled biblical Israel their neighbour. They allegedly descended from Mizraim which is Egypt (Genesis 10:13-14; Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4), and were reputed for their metalworking abilities. Also, they are known as one of the Aegean peoples of the Aegean civilization that used to live around the Aegean sea until tsunamis, a volcanic eruption, and Greek expansion (c. 1200 – 1000 BCE) resulted in their migration to a part of the coastal plain of the Levant from Joppa to the Gaza Strip. This movement may have also occurred during and after the time they almost destroyed Anatolia, Cyprus and Syria. They also attempted same on Egypt during the 8th year of Ramses III (c. 1190 BCE) but were forced to retreat to the aforementioned part of the Levant which today is called Palestine. This area is described as a Pentapolis, having been partitioned into five divisions including Ekron, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gath and Gaza.
It was this same people that captured Samson, that troubled the Ọmọ Oodua (biblical Israel) during the time of the Judges, kings Saul (Shaul/Shọla?) and Daodu (David), and worshipped Baalzebub as during the reign of king Ahaziah of Israel (2 Kings 1). Later, they were conquered by Pharaoh Shishak, also known as Sheshonk I (c. 918 BCE) and by the Hausa-Fulani (“Hausa” re-lexified to “Assyria”) during the reigns of Esarhaddon and his son Ashurbanipal (7thcentury BCE). Perhaps they were also deported just as the Ọmọ Oodua (732 – 722 BCE); the Babylonians who thereafter overthrew the Fulani (612 – 605 BCE) controlled Palestine.
Thereafter there is little mention of the Philistines which is in line with the declarations of Eshumare by the mouth of His prophets about their slaughter and decline and subsequent habitation of a part of their land by a mixed race (Zechariah 9:6) for their idolatry and attacks on the Ọmọ Oodua. However, He did say that a remnant would survive, be for Him and like one of His people (Zechariah 9:5-8). A very specific example of how this would happen is mentioned in Zechariah 9:7 where He said that the people of Ekron, one of the five Philistine divisions, would be like a Jebusite.
The Jebusites are the Ijebu people who live among the Ọmọ Oodua as one of them, and not all Ẹgbẹ Ọmọ Oodua (nation of Ọmọ Oodua) were originally of one nation but migrated as a mixed multitude with the children of Israel from the Levant to the Horn of Africa and then to the region of West Africa sort of like a repeat of history. Upon settling in West Africa Ifa showed each of them which part of the land to settle. This is how the Ẹgbẹ Ọmọ Oodua and the mixed multitude settled in their allocated portions, a glimpse of the perfect one to come and a repeat of the exodus out of Egypt (Exodus 12:38; Numbers 11:4) and the settlement in the Horn of Africa (Ezekiel 47:22-23).
Among the mixed multitude that spread out from Ile-Ifẹ are the Egun people who settled in southern Benin Republic (formerly Dahomey) and southwest of Ile-Ifẹ in the Nigerian states of Lagos and Ogun, just as the relative locations of Biblical Israel and Philistine/Palestine. Thereafter the Babylonians who are the West/Rome/Amorites carried away the Egun and Ọmọ Oodua as slaves to the Americas just as the Biblical Philistines and Israelites were similarly enslaved by the same Babylonians (Jeremiah 25:8-29) over 2,500 years ago. In Nigeria they are of the kingdom of Badagry, a notorious Trans-Atlantic slave port that is part of Ifẹ Owodaye (biblical Judah; cf. Zechariah 9:8). Their Ọba (royal father, a title perhaps borrowed from the Ọmọ Oodua) is known as the Akran. The name Ekron (one of the 5 Philistine divisions) is extremely similar to Akran. Since the Philistines descended from Mizraim (Egypt) there should be some continuity between both traditions which can be used in linking Akran to Ekron.
It turns out that the title Pharaoh which allegedly means “great house”, which is the title/epithet of the Egyptian king, is symbolic of the royal palace and by extension the kingdom of Egypt. Hence it is possible that the epithet Akran symbolizes the people of Ekron/Akran. Furthermore, the word Egun is phonetically similar to Aegean, and historians have acknowledged that the Philistines are of the Aegean civilization that once lived around the Aegean Sea.
If all these are true, that the Egun people are the same Philistines of the Aegean civilization, then the people are living proof of the anti-Truth of Christianity-Islam-Judaism, of white supremacy, and of the iniquity of the Amorites (Genesis 15:16).
- What is to be believed about the history (his-story) of that civilization as propagated by Hellenists (Greeks) and their supporters/imitators?
- Since Amorites say that Ham was a Negro, Egypt/Mizraim was one of his sons, and the Philistines descended from Egypt, how come historians failed (deliberately?) to acknowledge that (1) the Philistines are Negro, and (2) the people of Palestine plagiarized history?
The Egun people of Badagry should not take these assumptions, if accurate, in anger as a direct implication is that then are one with the Ẹgbẹ Ọmọ Oodua and the present people in Palestine are terrible impostors. They have been grafted (Genesis 18:18; 22:18) and presently live amicably and side-by-side with the Ọmọ Oodua, perhaps the ongoing fulfillment of the pact between Oduduwa (biblical Abraham) and Abimelech as recorded in Genesis 21.