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 depth and impact to the relevant biblical accounts. Filled with illustrations, this volume explores the archaeological evidence and early writings that shed light on biblical warfare between Israel and its neighbors: Egypt, Philistia, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia. Of special interest are Seevers’ treatments of the role that religion played in these ancient warfare practices.
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!
—Carl Rasmussen, professor, Bethel University
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.
—Joshua Draveling, United States Marine Corps
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