Do you say it with a long "i" like "eye" for the "tine." Or do you say "Philis-TEEN."
I have always said Philisteen, but then, I could be wrong, like I was about "err."
ButI have certainly learned the right way to say "Amen!" which is the secret password to joining the Ordinariate. (I'll give it away: it is Ah'-men, not Aye-men', 'k?")
And it is "seth" for "saith" not "sayeth," that I know, too.
I am still enjoying listening to actor Max McLean reading aloud the King James Bible, though I see he also has done the ESV and the NIV, too.
Though I don't always listen to the audio, when I do, I find it helps me pay better attention to the text than if I read it outloud myself or read it silently. It's also a way of playing with my new BlackBerry or PlayBook. Not an "i" person, sorry.
Here's more information about the actor Max McLean at The Listener's Bible:
Max McLean is President of Fellowship for the Performing Arts, narrator for the Listener’s Bible audio line, and speaker on the daily radio program Listen to the Bible which airs on over 670 radio affiliates worldwide.
But he is best known for his theatrical presentations of The Screwtape Letters, Mark's Gospel, and Genesis. Each of these has received critical acclaim in a wide array of publications including the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
His theatrical productions have appeared in several off-Broadway theaters in New York; at the Edinburgh Fringe Theater Festival in Scotland; Pegasus Theater in Chicago; the Dallas Theater Center; the Stratford Festival Theater, as well as dozens of colleges and performing arts venues across the country, including Duke, Brown and Smith. See Reviews and Comments.
As the narrator of the Listener’s Bible (available in KJV, NIV and ESV translations) McLean is committed to recapturing the early oral tradition of telling the Bible story with clarity and power. He brings a unique blend of dramatic expression and theological understanding that make listening to the Bible a joyous, rewarding experience. His recordings of the Bible have been nominated for Best Inspirational Audio by the Audio Publisher's Association on two separate occasions.
Max McLean was born in Panama City, Panama, and came to America via New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty at the age of four. The first thing he had to do was master the English language. Due to his father's military career, 'home' included many places across the continental United States, the Far East, and Europe.
Max is married to Sharon and they have two daughters, Rachel and Julia. Max & Sharon are active members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in New York City.
I found out more about him and he is not English after all.