• Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the Romans

  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: David Patton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-15-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Captivating History
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating history of ancient Israel!

Unlike many other ancient peoples, the culture and beliefs of the Israelites exist in modern society. They managed to survive through wars, persecution, and numerous revisions and adaptations caused by new invaders or internal rebellions. Because of their significance in contemporary society, it’s important to learn more about the Israelites in order to fully understand how they developed and managed to contribute so heavily to the current culture of the Western world. 

In this captivating history audiobook, you'll learn startling facts about the intriguing ancient Israelites, and when you're finished listening, you might have a discovered things about them that you not would expect. 

In Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans, you will discover topics such as
 

  • Culture and society through the years
  • The Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age
  • The Late Iron Age
  • The Israelites under Babylon
  • The Control of the Persians
  • The Hellenistic Period and Judea under the Seleucids
  • The Early Hasmonean Dynasty
  • The Hasmonean Expansion and Civil War
  • Roman Rule of Judea
  • Ancient Hebrew Religion and Judaism
  • And much, much more

So if you want to learn about Ancient Israel, listen to this audiobook now!

©2018 Captivating HIstory (P)2018 Captivating History

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Very Interesting and Engaging.

The book largely follows a chronological order, but I would suggest sometimes focusing on one civilization as a time. Remembering the immense amount of characters can be difficult.

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Decent overview...

Captivating History's writing team tells the story of the ancient Israel in a straight forward style, yet filled with the myriad of small shifts that other popular histories might gloss over. This is the story of wars and politics, and the religions that drive both.

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Highly recommended!

3 hrs and 19 mins, but super fluid stuff. I love that each chapter is specific, so even when I'm tired, I can usually finish a chapter. If I'm having trouble falling asleep, I can finish a few chapters. This book does not seem to have too much depth, but that is expel yes with such a broad swath of material covered.

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This is a wonderful account of Ancient Israel

I listen to it with delight as it brings me back to the days. It is a detailed account of the Ancient Israel, and anyone who is interested in the history of the city will enjoy reading it.

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Great for 9th grade

I teach with this audio and it is superior to any other 9th grade or over ancient history audible by a significant margin.

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Readable and Engrossing.

For someone like me who loves history but knows of the ancient world only what I've heard from podcasts about the ancient world... it was perfect. A deep dive. It took six months for me to get through, but I was never bored and always excited to get back to this readable prose. Rare is the historian who's also a good writer.

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Follow the author, you would love him.

I'm not sure what it is about history that makes some writers seem as if they have to be stiff as boards, but the author definitely is not. I plan to continue on with the series. If you're looking for a nice overview of ancient history I would definitely recommend this.

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Very enjoyable survey of ancient Israel.

I love this book. The author has managed to do what a bunch of years in school and a couple of degrees could not do- make history interesting and entertaining for me. Although this book covers an amazing span of time, it doesn't feel disjointed as so many world or ancient history books do.

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All in all a good book

Nice dense little (3 hrs and 19 mins) book with a lot of great information. All in all a good book but need it more it should be of 5 hours at least.

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Love the Captivating History.

Love the Captivating History concept. Their execution is sometimes spotty, but always worth the read. Quick peeks at history...if your interest is piqued, you can look further. This was particularly well done.

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  • James
  • 11-08-18

This author does a great job of teaching history.

Great book! Lots of detail and Israel history covered but easy to read because it is laid out in lots of "bite-size chews" so you don't get lost and so you can jump around and pick up with any parts of History that you are most interested in.

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  • 11-08-18

Ancient Israel (World)

Great verbal illustrations and audio to understand the Ancient Israel . I totally enjoyed the author's diligence and presentation.

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  • ahamd
  • 11-08-18

Going to buy the printed copy.

Fascinating read. Author's style is great. they write for the reader and not to try to impress with pretentious excessive scholarly language.

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  • 11-08-18

Great Ancient Israel History Choice

listen it like a novel of characters only they're real. It's great for narration. I was not a fan of her Story of the Ancient Israel book. But I was need to learn about Ancient Israel.

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  • Jasmine
  • 11-08-18

Great for history buffs.

Love to read about Ancient Israel and this author does a great job keeping things interesting. It is true Guide to the Ancient Israelites.

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  • Zakoota
  • 11-08-18

I love this book

I love this book. Very easy to read and full of great information about the Ancient Israel. This book is interesting and fun but not written for a child. It's like having a discussion with another history fan about Ancient Israel.

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  • Ella
  • 11-08-18

This isn't dry, Author is a terrific storyteller.

The author makes it real and engaging. And this book doesn't just cover ancient times in Israel. But in every major civilization of the time. The author lays them out side by side, and points out similarities,patterns, and some pretty interesting coincidences. I'm really enjoying this book, and I'm looking forward to the next.

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  • 11-08-18

This book is an extremely well written.

Learned a lot about the Israel but not about the Ancient Israel and Ancient Israelits. The given details are well mannered here. Easy reading.

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  • Jimme
  • 11-08-18

The writer does a good job stirring the pot.

Good summary of Ancient Israel and Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the Romans.

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  • Cotham
  • 11-08-18

Well written and concise.

This is an extremely well written book. It is concise, but includes information that I had not seen elsewhere.