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    DescriptionWINNER > Best Popular Book on Archaeology --"Biblical Archaeology Society" Apocalypse. Judgment Day. The End Time. Armageddon. Students of the Bible know it as the place where the cataclysmic battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil will unfold. Many believe that this battle will take place in the very near future. But few know that Armageddon is a real place--one that has seen more fighting and bloodshed than any other spot on earth. The name Armageddon is a corruption of the Hebrew phrase "Har Megiddo," and it means "Mount of Megiddo." More than thirty bloody conflicts have been fought at the ancient site of Megiddo and adjacent areas of the Jezreel Valley during the past four thousand years. Egyptians, Israelites, Greeks, Muslims, Crusaders, Mongols, British, Germans, Arabs, and Israelis have all fought and died here. The names of the warring leaders reverberate throughout history: Thutmose III, Deborah, Gideon, Saul and Jonathan, Jezebel, Saladin, Napoleon, and Allenby, to name but the most famous. Throughout history Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley have been ground zero for battles that determined the very course of civilization. No wonder that the author of Revelation believed Armageddon, the penultimate battle between good and evil, would also take place here! "The Battles of Armageddon" introduces readers to a rich cast of ancient and modern warriors, while bringing together for the first time the wide range of conflicts that have been fought at Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age. Eric H. Cline has participated in more than seventeen seasons of excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, and the United States. He is currently a Senior Staff Archaeologist at the ongoing excavations of Megiddo.


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    Title
    The Battles of Armageddon
    Subtitle
    Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric H. Cline
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472097395
    ISBN 10: 0472097393
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE, 1FBH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, HBJF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC21: 956.94
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBJ
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Approval Code: A44090000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, REL006090, HIS027130
    B&T Approval Code: A15305000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JM, 1FBH, 1DVG, 1HBE, 3B, 1FBJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 355.0095694, 355/.0095694
    LC classification: DS119.2 .C55 2000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000, REL033000
    Thema V1.0: NHG, JWLF
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    figs.1tab.M.
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Review text
    This is an oddly presented volume, cheaply printed and illustrated with black and white photos whose main feature is a large, disfiguring white rectangle bearing the initials 'FPO'. It is unbound, with a cellophane cover, and the 'Notes to pages' headings are uninformative. The method of this book is hardly original, though not without merit. It examines in chronological order the various battles fought at Megiddo in Israel's Jezreel Valley. The combatants range from Bronze Age chieftains to General Allenby's Palestinian command and the participants in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Written by an archaeologist it is perhaps too technical for a reader with only a general interst in the subject, who will not perhaps wish to pause to consider whether an inscription was written in the boustrophedon manner, or was miscopied and requires a reverse order reading, in order to establish the precise campaign route of Shosheng I. But despite its factual, pedantic tone, the book offers the patient reader an opportunity to tease out a number of astonishing stories, which have formed the basis of epic poems, biblical chronicles and historical novels. The last chapter, on 'The Battle between Good and Evil' examines the image of Armageddon, the apocalyptic judgement Day, and considers whether the extraordinary images in the Gospel of John are symbolic only, or intended as prophecy as well. (Kirkus UK)