Q: WHAT YEAR DID THE PHILISTINES CEASE RULE OVER ISRAEL?
A: IT DEPENDS WHAT CALENDAR YOU ARE USING!
On the Gregorian calendar (the one you might have on your wall) the year was 1139 BC.
On the Hebrew calendar, sometimes called the biblical calendar, the year was 2908 AM.
Judges 13:1 – Again the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord delivered them into the hand of the Philistines for forty years.