Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
inhabitants of the seacoast—the Philistines dwelling on the strip of seacoast southwest of Canaan. Literally, the "cord" or "line" of sea (compare Jeremiah 47:7; Ezekiel 25:16).
the Cherethites—the Cretans, a name applied to the Philistines as sprung from Crete (Deuteronomy 2:23; Jeremiah 47:4; Amos 9:7). Philistine means "an emigrant."
Canaan . . . land of the Philistines—They occupied the southwest of Canaan (Joshua 13:2-3); a name which hints that they are doomed to the same destruction as the early occupants of the land.
Other Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown entries containing Zephaniah 2:5:
1 Samuel 30:14
2 Samuel 8:18
1 Chronicles 18:17
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