Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Horse in the Biblical Period Land of Israel

From the contents of this book, The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel by Deborah Cantrell:

Horses in Iron Age Israel and Judah
Kurkh Monolith
Tel Dan Stele
Hebrew Bible Texts
...Religious Concerns

Chariotry in Iron Age Israel
...Chariots in Battle
Architectural Advances for the Israelite Chariotry
Six-Chambered Gates
Chambered Gate Dimensions

Stables of Israel: The Case of Megiddo
...Feeding Troughs
Feeding Regimens
Water Systems
Tethering Holes
Stall Floors
Removal of Horses from Stalls
Presence of “Only” One Exit from the Stable
...Lack of Horse Bones at Megiddo
Jezreel Military Headquarters and Cavalry Depot

Warfare in Iron Age Israel
Aramean Invasions
Assyrian Invasions
Egyptian Invasions
Invasion of Moab (2 Kings 3)

So, even horses can lead us to the truth of this land and its Jewish inhabitants and the ocnirrmation of the Biblical narrative.


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