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And I will wipe out the inhabitants of Ashdod And the sceptered ruler of Ashkelon; And I will turn My hand against Ekron, And the Philistines shall perish to the last man —said Hashem. Amos 1:8 (The Israel Bible™)
Philistines: A people group who are thought to have traveled by boat to southern Israel from Crete in the 12th century BC.
Goliath is described in the biblical Book of Samuel as a giant Philistine warrior who was defeated by young David of Israel in single combat.
The Philistines lost their independence to Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria by 732 BC, and revolts in following years were all crushed. Later, Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon eventually conquered all of Syria and the Kingdom of Judah, and the former Philistine cities became part of the Neo-Babylonian Empire.
It is likely that the Philistine bloodline can be found in the some of the Palestinians of today who are themselves direct descendants of Esau who is Edom (Genesis 36:1). Both groups: Edom (Psalm. 83:6) and Philistia (Psalm 83:7/modern day Gaza) are part of the prophesied Psalm 83 Arab alliance that will attack Israel in the last days.
Once the alliance is defeated there is no mention of Edom until the second coming of Jesus Christ (Isaiah 63:1-3) when Amos 1:4 and Obadiah 1:18 seal their fate:
“The house of Jacob shall be a fire,
And the house of Joseph a flame;
But the house of Esau shall be stubble;
They shall kindle them and devour them,
And no survivor shall remain of the house of Esau,
For the Lord has spoken”
See more on the Psalm 83 alliance in Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 6 here)