Warfare in the Old Testament
Written by Dr. Boyd Seevers, member of the ABR Dig Staff at the Shiloh Excavations
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 depth and impact to the relevant biblical accounts.
Filled with 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 Seevers's treatments of the role that religion played in these ancient warfare practices.
320 pages, Hardcover
Author: Boyd Seevers (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an expert on ancient warfare and has participated in numerous archaeological excavations in Israel. He lived in Israel for eight years, during which time he was a visiting professor at Jerusalem University College. He is currently professor of Old Testament Studies at University of Northwestern-St Paul, where he was named teacher of the year in 2006 and 2012.