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

Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2013 pp. 328. $27.33


Description: 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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Jason Anthony Riley
Published 2/15/2016
Citation: Jason Anthony Riley, review of Boyd Seevers, Warfare in the Old Testament: The Organization, Weapons, and Tactics of Ancient Near Eastern Armies, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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