• Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: David Patton, Duke Holm
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites, and ancient Israelites, then pay attention....

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization That Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites
  • Hittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the Romans

The Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. 

In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about these startling ancient civilizations.

Part one of this audiobook includes:

  • Revolutionary findings provided by modern archaeological detective techniques
  • A simple explanation of what Canaan is and where it's located
  • Fascinating discoveries of Canaanites artifacts
  • Religion and beliefs
  • And much, much more!

In part two of this audiobook, you will discover:

  • The origin of the Hittites in the Bronze Age
  • The formation of the Old Kingdom, 1700-1500 BC
  • The New Kingdom, 1400-1200 BC
  • The downfall of the Hittites
  • The Syro-Hittite or Neo-Hittite kingdoms
  • Art, symbolism, and the Hittites' role in the Bible
  • Legal and daily life of the Hittites
  • Military structure
  • And much, much more!

Part three is covering ancient Israel, and in it, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • Culture and society through the years
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about these three ancient civilizations, listen to this audiobook now!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Must Read Incredible Book.

Good book for someone who wants to learn about ancient Civilizations Israel but doesn't have a ton of time.

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Not Worthwhile

This title is a compilation of three of Captivating History's titles. I thought I'd try this compilation out to broaden my knowledge of these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, I feel like I've been listening to someone's poorly-written high school term paper. I never felt like the author's had any grasp of the subject matter, let alone were presenting it in a "captivating" way. You could learn more in less time from each civilization's Wikipedia page. The narration is reasonably enthusiastic and engaging, but is riddled with horrible mispronunciations (e.g. Cilician pronounced as to sound like "silicon".)

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I found all answers in this book.

Best book I have ever read on the Bible. This is indeed a Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History. Will forever change the manner in which you view the Old Testament. I am on my second read.

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This book reveals many things.

The author knew his subject and presented it in a logical manner which was easy to follow. He presented the facts without a flowery dissertation. A good, easy read.

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A Very Interesting Read for history lovers.

The Bible tells the story of Israel's conquest of the land of Canaan, but what do you know about the Canaanites? The Bible
is only one source among many used to discover who these people were. This book reveals many things about them I did
not realize. Egypt was more involved with them than I realized. The Canaanites were a relatively disorganized bunch who
fought among themselves as much as they did others.

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Precision of language is an issue. i.e. "Bastions"

It is a nice introduction, but it could use refinement. The language when describing specific points is too vague for a true understanding of the subject.
But, overall very, very interesting. It provides a good elementary introduction to what is a fascinating epoch of human history.
The History of the Hittites needs a lot of work. The authors and editors need to do more research and not rely so heavily on Egyptian records which we know to be greatly exaggerated for propaganda purposes.

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Malinformed, mispronounced and sophomoric

This could be a nice 8th-grade round-up of ancient Levant geopolitics and societies, but the readers made listening painful and the authors should be encouraged to cite sources, especially when mischaracterizing scripture. Readers stalling at page breaks and commas, misusing travesty in place of tragedy, and the readers and authors generally not studying history before trying to write and read it are just some issues with this text. The authors go far out of their way to explain they are not using religious books as reference material, and then opine for pages on sick and perverse imaginations as to what scripture says, between the lines. Poor form. Poor, hack-ridden form. You all really need editors who don’t like you so much as it appears that your moms provided critical feedback for you. Humanists will particularly enjoy this “history” book.

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very cool history lesson. many thing i didn't know

very cool history lesson. many thing i didn't know and I'm very happy they focused on the archaeological point of view rather than any religious dreams that cannot be authenticated

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It is so shameful that the author has no regard for truth

What a shame! This author is engaged in altering truth. What a shame. And excavation of relevance proves this author not worthy of consideration. I wonder if the author is driven by ego or a substantial monetary funding.

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Technical book.

This is a decent book if you want a quick and technical overview, but technicality is not my field to follow so I post it four stars.

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  • MattyJvR
  • 02-27-20

Well researched

This audiobook clearly goes out of its way to provide as much research as possible on the topics. The narrator's do a great job of presenting the findings of historians to us.

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  • Tia Jackson
  • 10-26-18

Excellent book.

Although it sacrifices the depth for the sake of the brevity (but depending on its length 7 hrs and 58 mins), gives a perfectly balanced account of who were the Canaanites, where and how they lived, what they did, for how many years, and so on. In brief, Canaanites were much more than I thought in terms of commerce, language and writing.