Linguistics suggest Lechabim may have been the father of the Philistines

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Gerar – meaning “lodging-place” – was a Philistine town and district in what is today south central Israel, mentioned only in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible.

Biblically, the town features in two of the three Wife-sister narratives in Genesis. These record that Abraham and Isaac each stayed at Gerar, near what became Beersheba, and that each passed his wife off as his sister, leading to complications involving Gerar’s Philistine king, Abimelech. (Genesis 20:1, and Genesis 26:1) The Haggadah identifies the two references to Abimelech as two separate people, the second being the first Abimelech’s son, and that his original name was Benmelech [“son of the King”], but he changed his name to his father’s, meaning “my father is king”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerar

Biblical Timeline (long sojourn) aligned with the Revised Egyptian Chronology.

Biblical Timeline (long sojourn) aligned with the Revised Egyptian Chronology of David Down.

Lech-abim was the son of Mizraim.  Could he have migrated to Gerar  and become the father of the Sea People (Philistines)?

Abimelech I and Abimelech II (Benmalech) were both Philistines.  They lived in Gerar.

As the name Abim-e-lech is  linguistically related to the name Lech-abim, it is possible that Lechabim could have been the father of the Philistines?   He lived in the right time period.

http://houseofgold.blog.com/2010/12/21/an-archaeology-for-abraham-and-its-effect-on-conventional-chronology/

The Genealogy of Israel according to Scripture

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The Genealogy of Israel with the ages of the Levites according to the Bible.

The Genealogy of Israel with the ages of the Levites according to the Bible.