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Battles of the Bible

By Chaim Herzog and Mordechai Gichon

A meticulously researched and beautifully written analysis of biblical battles, by two experts in the field.

In Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel, 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.

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, all the way 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: A Military History of Ancient Israel 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. It will be much appreciated by anyone with an interest in military history, Israeli/Jewish history and Bible studies.

Praise for Battles of the Bible: A Military History of Ancient Israel:

‘I’m really surprised to be awarding five stars to this book. My brain tends to switch off and go into snooze mode when warfare, battles or military exploits are mentioned… By the time the last chapter on the Maccabees rolled around, my appetite was truly whetted and I was at last disappointed: the book ended, just when I’d started to crave more’ – Goodreads review

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