Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC

Ancient Israel at War 853–586 BC

Essential Histories 67
  • Author: Brad Kelle
  • Short code: ESS 67
  • Publication Date: 7 Feb 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846030369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Complex and unstable, in 922 BC the kingdom of Ancient Israel was divided into Judah, in the South, and Israel, in the North. For the next 200 years, there was almost constant warring between these kingdoms and their neighbors. These bitter feuds eventually led to the collapse of Israel, leaving Judah as a surviving nation until the emergence of the Babylonian Empire, the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and the exile of the Judean people. Using ancient Jewish, Biblical, and other contemporary sources, this title examines the politics, fighting, and consequences of Israel's battles during this period. Focusing on the turbulent relationship between the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, this book explains Israel's complex, often bloody, foreign policy, and provides a definitive history of these ancient conflicts.

Biographical Note

Dr Brad Kelle is Associate Professor of Biblical Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University. He previously was Assistant Professor of the Old Testament at Colorado Christian University. He specializes in Israelite and Judean history and the Old Testament prophetic literature. Over the last three years he has chaired the Society of Biblical Literature's consultation on 'Warfare in Ancient Israel'. He has also written and had published many articles and books on Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible. He lives in San Diego.Professor Robert O'Neill, AO D.Phil. (Oxon), Hon D. Litt. (ANU), FASSA, FR Hist S, is the Series Editor of the Essential Histories. He has held a number of eminent positions in history circles, including the Chichele Professorship of the History of War at All Souls College, University of Oxford, and the Chairmanship of the Board of the Imperial War Museum and the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.

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