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Warfare in Ancient Israel

The 70th episode of the Ancient Warfare podcast is here! The team discusses warfare in Ancient Israel to coincide with he release of Ancient Warfare XI.4. It's not easy to discuss Biblical try and all.

3 thoughts on “Warfare in Ancient Israel”

  • David Beatty

    There are three major "gaps" in the "Palestinian land bridge" - first, is what was called in antiquity the 'King's Highway" (see Numbers 20:17 & 21:22) which ran through the center of the Sinai via Nekhl - Eilat (the modern highway 55) (or from Gaza through Beersheba to southern end of Dead Sea - or from Rafah via the Scorpion Pass to Ir Ovot) - east of rift valley - east of Dead Sea - Damascus then into the Fertile Crescent.

    The second major route is by what came to be called in the Roman era as the via Maris (way of the Sea - Isaiah 9:1, Matthew 4:15) - along the coast of the Med, through Ascalon - Joppa - vale of Sharon - Dor - then inland via Megiddo - Hazor - Damascus then inland.

    The third option is along the coast north of Dor - Ladder of Tyre - Arvad then inland to Hamath then the Euphrates.

    I can tell you need me to write for your magazine...

  • Michael Littman

    Just now listening to some of your old pod cast. In The Talmud there is a story that the high priest meet with Alexander. He promised not to attack Jerusalem. The high priest blessed him. To this day there is a tradition of naming Jewish children, Sandy, Sandor, Alex... In memory of Alexander.

    There is a lot of oral and written tradition about ancient times. For example the thanks that Julius Caesar gave to the Jewish people for sending an army to Egypt when he was besieged is still remembered by naming your child Julius or some form like Julia.

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