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Battles of the Bible 1400 BC - AD 73
by Amber Books




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Sitting on the edge of empires, for more than 2000 years before the birth of Christ the Biblical lands were fought over by rival peoples—Canaanites, Philistines, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans. Forming a land bridge between Eurasia and Africa and controlling access to the eastern Mediterranean, the territory that today makes up much of the modern state of Israel has proved a tempting prize for a wide array of would-be conquerors. Battles of the Bible introduces 20 key battles from the Biblical era. Beginning with the Israelites’ campaign against Ai (1407 BC) and finishing with the siege of Masada (73 AD), examples from every major campaign are featured. The book contains the major Hebrew leaders such as Saul and David, the invasion of the Assyrians and the enslavement of the Israelites by the Babylonians. Each battle includes a contextual introduction, a description of the action, and an analysis of the aftermath. A specially-commissioned color map illustrating the dispositions and movement of forces brings the subject to life and helps the reader grasp the course of the battle. Authoritatively written and with more than 200 color and black-and-white maps, artworks and photographs, Battles of the Bible is an essential companion for anyone interested in Ancient military history.

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Overview

Sitting on the edge of empires, for more than 2000 years before the birth of Christ the Biblical lands were fought over by rival peoples—Canaanites, Philistines, Israelites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans. Forming a land bridge between Eurasia and Africa and controlling access to the eastern Mediterranean, the territory that today makes up much of the modern state of Israel has proved a tempting prize for a wide array of would-be conquerors. Battles of the Bible introduces 20 key battles from the Biblical era. Beginning with the Israelites’ campaign against Ai (1407 BC) and finishing with the siege of Masada (73 AD), examples from every major campaign are featured. The book contains the major Hebrew leaders such as Saul and David, the invasion of the Assyrians and the enslavement of the Israelites by the Babylonians. Each battle includes a contextual introduction, a description of the action, and an analysis of the aftermath. A specially-commissioned color map illustrating the dispositions and movement of forces brings the subject to life and helps the reader grasp the course of the battle. Authoritatively written and with more than 200 color and black-and-white maps, artworks and photographs, Battles of the Bible is an essential companion for anyone interested in Ancient military history.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781782743804
  • ISBN-10: 1782743804
  • Publisher: Amber Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016

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