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
    • 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 Five 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 the Valley of Elah, 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 Chr 11:10–25; 12:1–2, 8
  • King David’s Great Conquests – 2 Samuel 8 (2 Chr 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 Chr 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 Chr 32:20–21)
  • King Josiah Goes Out to War against Pharaoh Necho – 2 Chronicles 35:20–27 (2 Kgs 23:29–30)
  • The Babylonian Captivity of Judah – 2 Kings 25

Battles of the Christian Era

  • The Destruction of Jerusalem – Luke 19:41–44, 21:5-24, (Matt 24; Mark 13)
  • The Christians’ Spiritual Warfare – 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, 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

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

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  2. Joseph says:

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

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  3. Robert Michael says:

    I want get the book about battle in bible

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

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