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 J. Shifferd

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

  1. Pastor Joseph Raju K K says:

    Great Research for the strengthening of God’s People.
    From the beginning our God is faithful that He gave Victory to His People who were loyal towards Him and who bid His Commandments. Let us be strengthened in our Spiritual warfare not to give up at any cost by recalling from the above Great Victories our God Gave to His people when they obeyed Him. The Battle belongs to the LORD. 1Sa_17:47
    1Ch_29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
    1Co_15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    For Thine O LORD is the Power and the Glory forever and ever… Amen

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  2. Marvin Tom Reynolds says:

    There are Seven Battles in the Bible that deal with a TOTAL conflict and in the ones that have happened Satan lost.. Battle number 1. Genesis one 2. Noah 3. Mr. Sinai 4. Cross 5. Armageddon 6. Gog and Magog 7. The Throne of God. Remember that Moses was raised to be a Pharaoh not a Jew and his name was Egyptian not Jewish. The first two were of Jewish history and number Three Moses was the ONLY trained commander with military, finance and writing education being raised by the Egyptian daughter of Pharaoh to become leader of Egypt till he found that he was a Jew not Egyptian. . .

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