Category Archives: Biblical Art of War

You Have Not Yet Resisted To Blood

Yesterday morning I woke up early and spent the time before heading off to Hood River writing an article about one of my favorite stories in the Bible [1].  This is a story I have long wanted to write about, … Continue reading

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Saul: Anatomy Of A Rejection

[Note:  These are my notes for a Sabbath school class I had been asked to give but which I had to pass on to someone else because I was asked to give the sermonette in Portland at the same time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bible Wars & Weapons

Bible Wars & Weapons, Written By Rick Osborne, Marnie Wooding, and Ed Strauss, Illustrated by Michael Moore This short and heavily illustrated book is part of a series called 2:52 Soul Gear, published by the children’s group within Zondervan, part … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reluctant General

The Reluctant General: A Novel About Ancient Israel, by Herb Sennett [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Bostick Communications in exchange for an honest review.] This particular book is a novelization of the story of Barak and … Continue reading

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The Battle Of Qarqar

For historians of the ancient Near East, the area we call the Middle East, the Battle of Qarqar is one of the most famous battles in ancient history. A group of eleven kings in an alliance, including King Hadadezer (known … Continue reading

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The Prophet, The Psalmist, And The Snitch

One of the most key aspects of warfare, and one of the most little known among the general population at large, is information warfare.  Information is the raw material of knowledge and intelligence, and anyone who wishes to prevail in … Continue reading

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Why Do We Fast On The Day Of Atonement?

Next Sabbath is the Day of Atonement, and here at Legacy those of us who are members of the Church of God will be fasting. The Day of Atonement is the only day in a year that God commands us … Continue reading

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Psalm 44: Arise! Do Not Cast Us Off Forever

Psalm 44 is like many of the psalms of the Sons of Korah in that it is a lament.  However, despite this fact, it is still one of the better known among the hymns of the Sons of Korah, in … Continue reading

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The Amarna Letters: A View From The Other Side

The Amarna Letters (along with later Hittite letters from the same era) provide an unusual perspective on events that were once familiar to every schoolboy and are still a subject of considerable interest to me personally (and I hope to … Continue reading

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Numbers 14:39-45, 21:1-3: The Two Battles of Hormah

In Numbers 14:39-45 and Numbers 21:1-3, the Bible records two very different battles at the same place with the same name (Hormah, a word that means “utter destruction” in Hebrew).  By studying the two parallel accounts of the battles in … Continue reading

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