His reasoning is basically an expansion of Manfred Bietak’s Response to Trude Dothan, “The Philistines Reconsidered,” in Biblical Archaeology Today: Proceedings of the International Congress on Biblical Archaeology, ed. Janet Amitai (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1985), pp. 216–219, which I had already addressed in the following articles: “The Beginning of Philistine Settlement in Canaan and the Northern Boundary of Philista,” Tel Aviv 12 (1985), p. 110 and n. 2; “Merneptah’s Campaign to Canaan and the Egyptian Occupation of the Southern Coastal Plain of Palestine in the Ramesside Period,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 269 (1988), p. 7, n. 16; “Egyptians, Canaanites and Philistines in the Period of Settlement and Judges,” in From Nomadism to Monarchy: Archaeological and Historical Aspects of Early Israel, ed. N. Na’aman and J. Finkelstein (Jerusalem, 1990), p. 357 n. 52 (in Hebrew; an English version is forthcoming). Incidentally, I must correct the undeserved title “Egyptologist” which Wood ascribes to me. As a historian, I have attempted in recent years to study the Sea Peoples, utilizing all the available sources, archaeological and textual (Egyptian, as well as Akkadian, Hittite, Biblical, etc.).