25:22 all the kings of Tyre, 1 all the kings of Sidon; 2 all the kings of the coastlands along the sea; 3
47:4 For the time has come
to destroy all the Philistines.
The time has come to destroy all the help
For I, the Lord, will 6 destroy the Philistines,
that remnant that came from the island of Crete. 7
2 sn Tyre and Sidon are mentioned within the judgment on the Philistines in Jer 47:4. They were Phoenician cities to the north and west of Judah on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in what is now Lebanon.
7 sn All the help that remains for Tyre and Sidon and that remnant that came from the island of Crete appear to be two qualifying phrases that refer to the Philistines, the last with regard to their origin and the first with regard to the fact that they were allies that Tyre and Sidon depended on. “Crete” is literally “Caphtor” which is generally identified with the island of Crete. The Philistines had come from there (Amos 9:7) in the wave of migration from the Aegean Islands during the twelfth and eleventh century and had settled on the Philistine plain after having been repulsed from trying to enter Egypt.