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


Author: Boyd Seevers
Publisher: Kregel
ISBN: 9780825436550
Format: Hardback
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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 realistic picture of how Israel and the surrounding nations did battle, adding depth and impact to the relevant biblical accounts. Full of illustrations, this full-color 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 his treatments of the role that religion played in these ancient warfare practices.

Boyd Seevers, Author

Boyd Seevers lived in Israel for eight years with his wife, Karen, and their four children. Since moving to teach in the US he has led numerous trips back to Israel for study, teaching during sabbatical, archaeological excavation, and filming for Distance Education courses. He is an expert on ancient warfare and has participated in numerous archaeological excavations in Israel. He has published in the fields of biblical geography and history, ancient warfare, linguistics, archaeology and the Christian life. He has served on the Board of Directors for Jerusalem University College, Jerusalem, Israel since 2011.