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Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel Hardcover – February 16, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (February 16, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760776261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760776261
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Battles Of The Bible presents a comprehensive survey of the wars of ancient Israel. The Bible's military accounts (told 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 by descriptions of topographic 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 biblical accounts, but also for its insight into their wider and continuing relevance. Battles Of The Bible is an importance contribution to Old Testament studies, biblical archaeology, and military history. -- Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Chaim Herzog, a former president of Israel, was also the author of The Arab-Israeli Wars and an expert on the history of the Holy Land. Mordechai Gichon is a military historian and has held major academic positions at Tel Aviv University. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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D. Showley
The authors do a very good job of describing what is known from the Bible and the archaeological record about these battles.
Dick Marti
For the person who likes to be an armchair general or is interested in warfare in the bible this book is for you.
R. A. Crawford

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Showley on August 8, 2006
This is the best hardbound I ever bought for < $8.00! If you like ancient history, archeology, and the Bible, then you'll love this book! This brings the Hebrew Scriptures alive in a way that never happened for me before. Whatever one's religion, this book will only enlighten, not offend, the reader. I encourage you to buy this book - now!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Crawford on October 23, 2009
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This is a great book. The Scholarship seen in this book is beyond compare. The book details warfare as seen in the bible through the use of military science. For the person who likes to be an armchair general or is interested in warfare in the bible this book is for you. This is one of the many bible resources that needs to be put back into print.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Stratiotes Doxha Theon VINE VOICE on October 12, 2006
Although the theories on origins of the Hebrew people as ancient mercenaries is somewhat uncertain, it is a fascinating possibility. The maps are perfect, the text is clear and the analysis is superb. It is a wonderful military history work for anyone interested in ancient warfare. Very well done.
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Great historical background from today's military minds for the battles that showed the power that ancient Israel had because if their special place in history and G-d's hand on them.
The book was in excellent condition and delivered earlier than I expected.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Pittsford on March 15, 2013
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Now that the Bible series is on the History channel, This book helps you understand the real battles that went on in the Old Testament! It shows how it would have been done as wars are strategics have been used in all wars.
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