A List of Remarkable Bible Battles

This is a list of Bible battles that I used in my class on Bible battles. I mixed in a lot of archaeology about military weapons and reflected upon military tactics. For example, Israel often divided their forces into 2 for an ambush and into 3 companies for an open battle. This is a very useful study to teach the chronology of the Bible. Please, inform me if I missed a battle. Bible Battles See the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and the British Museum for more on the archaeology.

Battles from Abraham to Israel’s Conquest

  • Abraham’s 318 against the Armies of Shinar (Babylon) – Genesis 14
  • Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites in Exodus – Exodus 14
  • The Israelites Fight Back against the Amalekites – Exodus 17:8-16
  • Israel Opposes the Midianites and Moabites – Numbers 31:1-11 (Matt. 19:14)
    • Israel’s Rules of War – Deuteronomy 20 (Exo. 23:24, Lev. 18:21-24, 19:24, 20:2-3, Deut. 18:9-14)
  • Israel Marches on the City of Jericho – Joshua 6
  • Israel’s Struggle with the City of AI – Joshua 7-8
  • Joshua Leads Israel against the 5 Amorite Kings – Joshua 10 (Deut. 9:5)
  • King Jabin of Hazor with a Great Army Opposes Joshua and Israel – Joshua 11
  • Israel’s Continuing Conquests – Judges 1:1-11
  • Ehud Leads Israel against the Moabites – Judges 3:12-30
  • Barak Leads Naphtali and Zebulun against Sisera, the Commander of Canaan – Judges 4
  • Gideon’s 300 Rise Up against the Midianites – Judges 7-8:21
  • Israel Wars with Its Own Tribe of Benjamin – Judges 19-20

Battles of the Kingdom

  • The Philistines Capture the Ark of Covenant – 1 Samuel 4:1-11
  • Samuel Leads Israel to Repent and Repel the Philistines – 1 Samuel 7
  • Saul Leads Israel to Save the City of Jabesh Gilead – 1 Samuel 11
  • The Battle at Michmash – 1 Samuel 13:16-14:23 (14:47-48)
  • Saul Leads Israel against the Amalekites – 1 Samuel 15:1-9 (15:19, 33)
  • The Battle of Sochoh, David verses Goliath – 1 Samuel 17
  • David Saves the City of Keilah and Out Maneuvers King Saul – 1 Samuel 23 (21:1-15, 22:1-5)
  • Saul’s Pursuit of David in the En Gedi – 1 Samuel 24
  • David’s Strategic Movements -1 Samuel 26-27
  • David Saves the City of Ziklag – 1 Samuel 30
  • King Saul’s Final Battle – 1 Samuel 31
  • War Between David’s Judah and Ishbosheth’s Israel – 2 Samuel 2-4
  • King David’s Conquest Establishes Jerusalem – 2 Samuel 5
  • David’s Mighty Men and Special Training – 1 Chron. 11:10-25, 12:1-2, 8
  • King David’s Great Conquests – 2 Samuel 8 (2 Chron. 18)
  • The Ammonite Rebellion – 2 Samuel 10
  • Absalom’s Rebellion – 2 Samuel 18 (2 Sam. 13-17)
  • Sheba’s Rebellion – 2 Samuel 20
  • King David Avenges the Gibeonites – 2 Samuel 21 (1 Chron. 29:26-30)

Battles of the Divided Kingdoms, Judah and Israel

  • Israel’s King Ambushes Judah – 2 Chronicles 13
  • Ethiopia’s Army, Greater than One Million, Attacks Judah – 2 Chronicles 14
  • King Jehoshaphat’s Army of Judah Worships and Sings in the Face of Battle – 2 Chronicles 20
  • King Ahab of Israel’s Battles with Syria – 1 Kings 20, 22
  • Israel and Judah Joined Together to Defeat the Moabites – 2 Kings 3
  • The Syrian Army Come to Conquer Israel including Elisha – 2 Kings 6:8-7:20
  • Edom Revolts against King Jehoram of Judah – 2 Chronicles 21
  • King Amaziah of Judah Wars against Edom – 2 Chronicles 25:1-16
  • King Amaziah Stirs Up Israel to Battle – 2 Chronicles 25:17-24
  • King Uzziah of Judah Fights the Philistines – 2 Chronicles 26:1-15
  • Judah is Weakened by Battles – 2 Chronicles 28
  • The Assyrian Invasion – 2 Kings 18-19 (2 Chron. 32:20-21)
  • King Josiah Goes Out to War against Pharaoh Necho – 2 Chronicles 35:20-27 (2 Kings 23:29-30)
  • The Babylonian Captivity of Judah – 2 Kings 25

Christian Battles

  • The Destruction of Jerusalem – Luke 19:41-44, 21:5-24, (Matt. 24, Mark 13)
  • The Christian War – John 18:36, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (Rom. 13:12, Eph. 6:11-18)
  • The War in Heaven between Michael and Satan – Revelation 12:1-17 (Rev. 11:2)
  • The Defeat of the Beast in the Battle of Armageddon – Revelation 19:11-21 (16:12-16)
  • The Last Victory – Revelation 20:1-15

About Scott Shifferd Jr.

Minister, Dean Road church of Christ in Jacksonville, FL. Husband and father of four. Email: ScottJon82[at]yahoo.com
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5 Responses to A List of Remarkable Bible Battles

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  2. Great list. Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  3. Robert Michael says:

    I want get the book about battle in bible

  4. Joseph says:

    Praise the LORD for the battles of my life they make me rely more in God and put me in-order spiritually.

  5. A well prepared list for the student of dispensation.

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