Book Review: Battles of the Bible


by Chaim Herzog and Mordechai Gichon.

London: Greenhill/Pa: Stackpole, 1997. 320 pp. Illus, maps, notes, index. . ISBN:1-85367-266-1

This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of a work that first appeared in 1978. A ground breaking study when it first appeared, the revision has added to its value. Be sure to read the notes, as they are both informative and interesting in their own right. The maps and illustrations are first rate. Useful not only as an introduction to the subject of warfare in ancient times, but also for its insights into the ways in which archaeology and textual criticism, not to mention a healthy dose of real soldiering, can influence the study of military history.

Reviewer: A. A. Nofi   

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