Warfare in the Old Testament: The Organization, Weapons, and Tactics of Ancient Near Eastern Armies

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Kregel Academic, 2013 - Religion - 328 pages

Understand the OT world better through the warfare that shaped it

Warfare in the Old Testament helps bridge the gap between the modern reader and the world of the Old Testament by using textual and physical evidence to describe ancient military practices. Seevers paints a realistic picture of how Israel and the surrounding nations did battle, adding depthand impact to the relevant biblical accounts. Filled with illustrations, this full-color volume explores the archaeological evidenceand early writings that shed light on biblical warfare between Israel and its neighbors: Egypt, Philistia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. Of special interest are Seevers's treatments of the role that religion played in these ancient warfare practices.

 

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Contents

WITHOUT THE ARMY
19
Historical Background
34
ISRAELTHE ARMY OF
45
Strategy and Tactics
67
EGYPTARMIES OF
83
Historical Setting and Biblical Connections
93
Weapons
119
Tactics
128
Assyria Conquers Lachish
185
Historical Background and Biblical Connections
202
Military Organization
217
Weapons
228
Tactics
237
BABYLON HEIRTO
255
Historical Background and Biblical Connections
263
Weapons
269

PHILISTA ISRAELS
147
Historical Background and Biblical Connections
157
Military Organization
163
Weapons
171
PERSIA FINAL RULERS FROM THE EAST
279
Weapons
296
Philistia
310
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About the author (2013)

Boyd Seevers (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an expert on ancient warfare and has participated in numerous archaeological excavations in Israel. He lived in Israel for eight years, during which time he was a visiting professor at Jerusalem University College. This experience gave Seevers great insight into world he describes in Warfare in the Old Testament. He is currently professor of Old Testament Studies at Northwestern College (MN), where he was named teacher of the year in 2006 and 2012.

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