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Battles of the Bible

Paperback|Apr 2002
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Battles of the Bible presents a comprehensive and illuminating account of the wars of ancient Israel. The Bible's military episodes, recounted here in vivid detail, cover a vast period, from the invasion of Canaan by the Israelites under Joshua's command,...


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Battles of the Bible presents a comprehensive and illuminating account of the wars of ancient Israel. The Bible's military episodes, recounted here in vivid detail, cover a vast period, from the invasion of Canaan by the Israelites under Joshua's command, through the conquest of the kingdom by David and Solomon and the split of the kingdom into Judah and Israel, to the Maccabees' successful rebellion against Seleucid domination. The reliability of these accounts is supported by their technical accuracy and the descriptions of topographical conditions peculiar to specific battlefields. They bear comparison with military campaigns well after the biblical era, and provide strategic and tactical lessons of value even today. Battles of the Bible is a fascinating and valuable work, not only for its exacting scrutiny of the biblical accounts, but also for its insight into their wider and continuing relevance. This new, thoroughly revised edition takes into account current historical and arch
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The Bible's military accounts, told in vivid detail, cover a vast period, and their reliability is supported by technical accuracy. Bearing comparison with later military campaigns, they provide strategic and tactical lessons of value even today.
-Publisher

-- Examines the Bible's military accounts.^- Explores the tactics and strategy of ancient armies.^- First paperback publication, complete with all illustrations^In Battles of the Bible Chaim Herzog, former President of the State of Israel, and Mordechai Gichon, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, present a comprehensive work on the wars of ancient Israel. Both authors have seen extensive military service in the region which features in biblical accounts.^The Bible covers a vast period of military history, from the invasion of Canaan by Joshua's Israelites, through the conquest of the kingdom by David and Solomon and the split of the kingdom into Judah and Israel, to the Maccabees' rebellion against Seleucid domination. The reliability of these accounts is supported by their technical accuracy and by descriptions of topographic conditions. They provide strategic and tactical lessons still applicable today and are a key to understanding the wider history of the region.^Battles of the Bible is a fascinating and valuable work, not only for its exacting scrutiny, but also for its insight into the relevance of biblical accounts and their continuing value.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 236436
  • Product Code 185367477X
  • EAN 9781853674778
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Stackpole Books
  • Publication Date Apr 2002
  • Dimensions 156 x 233 x 23mm
  • Weight 0.635kg

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