The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC

The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC

by Samuel Rocca, Adam Hook

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ISBN-13: 9781782005216
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/20/2012
Series: Fortress , #91
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

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.

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Israelite settlement

The Development of the Fortifications 7

Iron Age I from huts to houses

Iron Age IIA the United Monarchy

Iron Age IIB the Divided Monarchy

Iron Age IIC Judah alone

The Principles of Defence: Iron Age II 19

City planning

The elements of defence

Tour of the Sites 25

The Northern Kingdom of Israel

The Southern Kingdom of Judah

The Negev

The Judaean Desert, the Judaean Hills, and Shephelah

The Living Sites 40

In time of war

The Sites at War 48

Sennacherib's campaign in Judah 701 BC

Aftermath 55

The Sites Today 60

Chronology 62

Bibliography 63

Index 64

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