Preparation for Total War | Deuteronomy 20; Invasion of Canaan; Israel’s enemies; Israel’s ancient borders

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Bible History – C. 1407-06 BC GOD’S WAR MANUAL Sun Tsu’s The Art of War is a wonderful work on the basic principles of successful strategy in war. It is a strong work which many professions even outside the military, such as business executives, learn from. Nevertheless it is still based on the “Babylonian system”, which is man’s way of doing things. Deuteronomy … Read More

Preparation for the New Life in the Promised Land | Deuteronomy; Invasion of Canaan; Blessings and Curses

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Bible History – C. 1407-06 BC As the Israelites prepare to cross the Jordan they are also preparing for their new life in the Promised Land, Canaan. At this point we’ll take you through God’s provisions for his people in preparing for the military enterprise ahead as well as civil life. The CHOSEN PEOPLE The concept of God choosing the Hebrews is often … Read More

Occupation of GILEAD | Numbers 32; Vengeance on Midianites and Moabites; Preparing Invasion of Canaan

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Bible Battle #10 – C. 1407 BC   ANCIENT HISTORY before the Occupation of Gilead By this point in the campaign the Hebrew fighting force had advance far north to what today is Syria. They most likely had some advanced units securing that frontier but there were still some remnant Amorite populations behind the lines, to the south. The tribes of Reuben and Gad had much … Read More

Destruction of MIDIAN | Numbers 31; Balaam’s donkey; Vengeance on the Midianites and Moabites

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Bible Battle #9 – C. 1407 BC ANCIENT HISTORY before the Destruction of Midian The events leading up to the war on Midian (Numbers 22-30) are actually complex and take up quite a narrative in Scripture. Bible Prophecy – BALAAM’S DONKEY After the campaign east of the Jordan King Balak’s kingdom was the last obstacle before the Promised Land. They were terrorized by the Hebrews due to their … Read More

Foundations of Jewish Life – Second Census – Jewish Calendar – Sacrificial Offerings – Jewish Feasts

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Bible History – C. 1407 BC In the study of the battles of the Bible sometimes there is much content in between one engagement and the next. This happens even when relatively short time has elapsed. Between the Bible Battle of Edrei (Numbers 21) and the destruction of Midian (Numbers 31) there isn’t a great elapsing of time. Nevertheless the biblical account during … Read More

Battle of EDREI – King Sihon – King Og – Giants in the Bible

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Bible Battle #8 – C. 1407 BC ANCIENT HISTORY before the Battle of Edrei After consolidating their position to the south of the Ammonite frontier and moping up opposition there, Israel regrouped and prepared to continue their advance. Spies were sent to Jazer and the area was cleared of Amorites. It is a sound strategy that Joshua would not want to leave a threat behind him when … Read More

Battle of JAHAZ – Defeat of the Amorites – King Sihon

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Bible Battle #7 – C. 1407 BC Israel defeated a mighty enemy that seemed indestructible. This added to the new nation’s growing fierce reputation that began spreading into Canaan even before they crossed the Jordan. Most of Deuteronomy is made up of addresses that Moses makes to the people before their invasion to capture the Promised Land. ANCIENT HISTORY before the Battle of Jahaz The first Kingdom of Babylon … Read More

Defeat at Hormah – Defeat by Amalekites – Wilderness

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Bible Battle #5 History – C. 1445 BC The Hebrews failed in their attempt to go into the Promised Land without God’s permission and were beaten back at a place which would, in future, be named Hormah. ANCIENT HISTORY before the Defeat at Hormah After Mount Sinai, things turned for the worse. As so often is the case, after the ecstasy of accomplishing a great … Read More

Twelve Tribes of Israel

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Bible History It is at this point pertinent to address the 12 tribes because their distinction will begin to be more evident as we move in history. Some battles have only a few of them in action and some even have tribes fighting each other. These tribes would grow into nations and empires. The identification of these nations today will … Read More

Second Covenant – Ark of the Covenant – Tabernacle

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Bible History – C. 1446 BC Exodus 21-40 records the settling of God’s laws for living  and instructions for worship.   A NEW COVENANT FOR a NEW NATION For about a year, people prepared their advance. When they left Egypt they all walked together and fought together but now was time to separated the wheat from the chaff (Matthew 13:29-30). The dissenters among them had … Read More

Headquarters in the Wilderness – Mount Sinai – Ten Commandments – Canaanites

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Bible History – C. 1446 BC     Scripture: Exodus 18 – Numbers 12 Campaign: Sinai Timeline: Escape from Egypt – Wilderness – Joshua. Geography: Sinai; Wilderness of Paran; Wilderness of Zin; Negev Desert; Canaan. Upon reaching Mt. Sinai, 3 months exactly after leaving Egypt, God’s destiny for His people starts taking shape in the form of: (a) The Ten Commandments given. (b) Levitical priesthood established. (c) … Read More

Spiritual Warfare – 7 reasons why VICTORY is GUARANTEED – God will fight for you

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Spiritual Warfare The Biblical and World wars and battles we analyze in God’s War Plan are but an extension of a deeper, greater spiritual warfare that has gone on for millennia. More important than the “how” or “where” of a fight is its outcome, and this is why this is guaranteed: 1. Satan has already been defeated John 14:30-31 NRSV … Read More