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    DescriptionThis book provides a detailed study of the fortifications of the founders of ancient Israel from the time of their first settlement in the Middle East, through the periods of the united and divided kingdoms, until the sack of Jerusalem in 586 BC. It begins in the period of Israelite settlement in the First Iron Age period (1200-1000 BC). The extensive fortifications created by the famous kings Saul, David and Solomon are covered, including Gibeah, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Hazor and Gezer, which are described in the Bible. The period of the Divided Monarchy saw the creation of two separate political entities: the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The enemies the two kingdoms faced in this period included Moab, Edom, and the Arameans as well as the mighty empires of Assyria, Babylonia and Egypt. This book is a must-have for fans of warfare in the ancient Middle East.

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    The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Rocca, Illustrated by Adam Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846035081
    ISBN 10: 1846035082

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, JWL
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 56
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A15304500, A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, HIS019000
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    DC22: 355.70933
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAL
    Thema V1.0: JWL, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAL
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    LC classification: UG432.I8 R63 2010
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.)
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    16 February 2010
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    Author Information
    Samuel Rocca was born in Milan, Italy but now lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three sons. He served with the Israeli Defense Forces, and has worked as a teacher and a curator at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem. Having studied biblical and classical archaeology at undergraduate level at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he went on to complete his MA there, before researching his PhD on Herodian Judaea at Bar-Ilan University. Samuel has given papers at numerous international conventions, and written articles for several academic journals. This is his first book for Osprey Publishing. The author lives in Jerusalem, Israel.