Battles

Find tactical and operational details and in-depth studies with maps and illustrations of battles in the Bible.

image of the Forest of Ephraim aka wood of Ephraim. It shows trees with blood on trunks.
Battles

Wood of Ephraim: a Bloody End to a Coup

Absalom’s attempt to steal the throne from his father King David would end in a bloodbath. The battle raged in a place called the Wood of Ephraim also known as the Forest of Ephraim. This battle showcased David’s experience with irregular warfare leading to victory for his men and a disastrous defeat for Absalom. Absalom […]

Joab in the Capture of Jerusalem - City of David
Battles

How Jerusalem Became the “City of David”

Jerusalem is an ancient city and has been politically and strategically important for millennia. Even today, Jerusalem is the subject of hot debate. When President Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem it drew hard criticism from not only Arab nations, but other world powers as well. They were afraid it would destabilize the region.

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