Hittite Warrior

Book cover: 'Hittite Warrior'
Author(s): 
Joanne Williamson
Copyright: 
1960
Publisher: 
Bethlehem Books
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
237 pages
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Review: 

This is a rather interesting story, set in Biblical times (about 1200 B.C.) of a great battle led by the Hebrew Barak (at the time of Deborah) and told from the perspective of a young Hittite Warrior, Uriah - one of the enemy. The story gives the reader a real sense of the culture of the time - from the land of the Hittites, to Ancient Israel, to the major Canaanite cities of Tyre and Sidon (where the people fearfully sacrifice a child to the god Moloch in time of difficulty). Through the shock of becoming involved in rescuing a child from Moloch against his will, Uriah becomes involved with the Hebrews and eventually comes to see difficulties with the pagan beliefs. The author also ties in details of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece from the same time period.

It's so important to have books which tie Biblical and other historical events together - helping us to better understand the Old Testament.

Review Date: 
3-17-2000
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