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Military Practice and Polemic
Israel's Laws of Warfare in Near Eastern Perspective
by Michael G. Hasel
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Michael Hasel compares Israelite law with the practices of surrounding nations through the analysis of textual, iconographic, and archaeological evidence. His in-depth study has notable implications for placing Israel?s laws of warfare in their original context.

?Here, by careful exegesis of the Hebrew text, and with close attention to the relevant ancient Near Eastern sources, both written and pictorial, Dr. Hasel is able to clarify, and thus to advance, our understanding of both the biblical and other ancient data.? From the foreword by Kenneth A. Kitchen, Personel and Brunner Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England

?This study serves as a model for interpreting the biblical text within the cultural context from which it derived and to which it spoke in the first place. In demonstrating that the military practices proscribed in Deuteronomy 20 fit better in the second millennium B.C. than in the first, Michael Hasel has made a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion of the origins of Deuteronomy.? Daniel I. Block, John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation,The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

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    List of Illustrations
    List of Abbreviations

    I. Provenience
    II. Aim, Assumptions, and Approach

    The Laws of Warfare in Deuteronomy 20
    I. Deuteronomy 20:10?18
    II. Deuteronomy 20:19?20
    III. Conclusions and Implications

    Assyrian and Babylonian Military Practices
    I. Assyrian Military Activity
    II. Babylonian Military Activity
    III. Conclusions and Implications

    Canaanite, Hittite, and Egyptian Military Practices
    I. Canaanite Military Activity
    II. Hittite Military Activity
    III. Egyptian Military Activity

    Conclusions and Implications

    Appendix: The Destruction of Trees in the Moabite Campaign of 2 Kings 3
    I. Jehoram?s War against Moab
    II. Siege Prohibitions?Deuteronomy 20:19?20

    Author Index
    Subject Index

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2005 | 213 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-883925-47-5
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