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Battles of the Bible

Author: Chaim Herzog; Mordechai Gichon; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Detailed reconstructions of battles mentioned in the Old Testament.
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herzog, Chaim, 1918-1997.
Battles of the Bible.
New York : Random House, ©1978
(OCoLC)644227483
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim Herzog; Mordechai Gichon; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0394501314 9780394501314
OCLC Number: 3844496
Description: 247 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Setting the scene --
The campaigns of Joshua --
The wars of the judges --
Founding the kingdom and the standardized army --
The united monarchy --
The early days of Israel --
Israel under Omri and Ahab --
Israel after Ahab --
Judah's fortifications under Rehoboam --
Judah through the reign of Uzziah --
Judah's last decades --
Early Maccabean battles --
From freedom to independence. Setting the scene: The geographical stage ; Abraham and the Patriarchs ; The sojourn in Egypt ; The crossing of the Red Sea ; The background to the conquest --
The campaigns of Joshua: The plan of the conquest ; The fall of Jericho ; The Ai campaign ; The assault on the Judean mountains ; Crushing the rulers of Galilee --
The wars of the Judges: Deborah's war ; Gideon's campaign against the desert raiders --
Founding the kingdom and the standardized army: The coming of the Philistines ; Samuel ; The first Jewish king ; Creating the nucleus of a standing army ; The Michmash campaign ; Mount Gilboa: Saul's last battle --
The united monarchy: The capture of Jerusalem ; The battles of the Valley of Rephaim ; The clash with the Arameans ; The subjection of the Arameans ; The organization of the armed forces ; Solomon's fortification activities ; Solomon's chariots ; The fortification network ; The road network ; Logistic organization --
The early days of Israel: Rehoboam's succession ; The division of the kingdom ; Aram, Trans-Jordan and the Philistines ; The Israelite army ; Israelite fortifications --
Israel under Omri and Ahab: The invasion of Ben-hadad II ; Ahab in the Golan Heights ; Meeting the Assyrian threat --
Israel after Ahab: The campaign against Mesha ; The rise of Aram ; The Solomonic borders regained ; The fall of Israel --
Judah's fortifications under Rehoboam: The siting of Rehoboam's fortifications ; The gaps in the border fortifications ; Invasion attempts --
Judah through the reign of Uzziah: Fortifications and siegecraft ; The composition of the Judean army ; The defence of the Negev ; Jehoram's campaign against Edom ; Amaziah's reconquest of Edom ; Uzziah ; The rural Negev militia ; Uzziah's general staff and army ; The army on the move --
Judah's last decades: The reign of Hezekiah ; Josiah ; Necho's campaign --
Early Maccabean battles: The origins of the Maccabean revolt ; The rise of the Maccabees ; Seleucid battle tactics ; The defeat of Apollonius ; The battle of Beth-horon ; The battle of Emmaus --
From freedom to independence: The battle of Beth-zur ; The rededication of the Temple ; The rescue expedition ; Judah's last battle.
Responsibility: Chaim Herzog and Mordecai Gichon.

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Detailed reconstructions of battles mentioned in the Old Testament.

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