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

6 x 9 inches
Kregel Academic
Price: $34.99  $27.99
ISBN:  978-0-8254-3655-0
Format: Hardback
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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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Review By: Carl Rasmussen,   Jerusalem University College - November 1, 2013
“The introductory historical narrative at the beginning of each part of the book provides an accessible and engaging introduction into the story, weapons, and tactics of the armies of Israel, Egypt, Philistia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. Moving beyond mere data, helpful graphics and thoughtful insights draw the reader into the world of ancient warriors and armies!”
Review By: Joshua Draveling,   United States Marine Corps - November 1, 2013
"Dr. Seevers understands warfare and the humanity of those who partake in it. He connects biblical text, geography, archaeological evidence, and historical documentation in a manner that brings the Old Testament to life—vibrantly. Soldier and civilian alike stand to benefit from reading this book. "