BOOK of JUDGES | Judges 3; Invasion of Canaan; Occupation of the Promised Land; Canaanite Oppression; Tribes of Israel

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Bible History – C. 1404-1062 BC   From the beginning, we have great leaders of the people such as Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Joshua. After these role models are gone, Israel has 15 Judges in this historical account. These are caretakers of the people and the closest they have to political leaders. Nevertheless, the nation goes from conquest to compromise to … Read More

Allotment of the PROMISED LAND | Joshua 13-24; Conquest of Canaan; 12 Tribes Land Division; Israelite Settlements

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Bible History – C. 1404-1399 BC   The Allotment of the Promised Land to the Hebrew people has a spiritual, historical and practical purpose. The conquest of Canaan was, for the Israelites one of survivability; they needed a sustainable land to settle as a replacement for the fertile soil of Egypt they had fled from a generation earlier. For God, this … Read More

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

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

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

Egyptian Captivity and the Holocaust parallel – Hebrew Slaves – Pharaoh – Hitler

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World History – 1568-1446 BC and AD 1941-45 Antisemitism was demonically inspired not only because it’s obvious evil but especially satanic because God had a plan for the Jewish people which the Devil, tried to thwart. Both God and Satan have fought this oldest of wars throughout the entire history of humanity. That has not changed and it explains why … Read More

Egypt – First Superpower – Pharaohs – Moses runs away

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World History – C. 1560-1452 BC   The Egyptians and the Babylonians were the most resilient empires in the ancient Middle East. They had the infrastructure and population to survive watershed eras which saw other civilizations subjugated and lived on well into the second and first centuries BC. The Old Kingdom (c. 2700-2300) saw the building of the Pyramids. All timeline dates prior … Read More

Chronological Discrepancies – Egyptian Archaeology – Rameses II – Hebrews in Egypt

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Bible History and Ancient History If you are a scholar of the ancient Middle East or Egypt you may notice that since we began the story of Joseph the dates have certain discrepancies. These, you will see, accompany the subsequent history until the time of King Solomon. We will explain why this is. Egypt has the best historiography available in … Read More

Jacob’s Family – Esau -12 sons – Joseph

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Bible History – C. 1682-1586 BC The EDOMITES For reasons of sustenance, Esau took his family and the wealth he acquired in Canaan and moved away from Jacob’s family. He went looking for a land that could support his livestock. Essentially, Esau let his possessions dictate what he must do instead of what God might wish for him instead. Esau settled in Edom, … Read More

How Nations Began – Table of Nations – Dispersement of Nations

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How the Nations Began, Genesis 10

Bible History – C. 2850-2830 BC Before our first battle analysis but I realized I had to mention this most important topic of how the nations began. This is the Table of Nations in Genesis 10. As we are especially focused on a Biblical geo-political analysis, it is vital that we speak of this. Professor William Albright said that Genesis 10 “stands absolutely alone in ancient literature, … Read More