HEARTH AND HOME. Based on archaeological findings, this drawing envisions a specific Philistine house at Ashkelon. It shows several rooms where household members would have performed daily activities, such as cooking, making beadwork, and even worshiping at a household shrine. The floorplan of this two-storied house more closely resembles those of the Aegean world than those of the Philistines’ Canaanite and Israelite neighbors.