Was ancient Israel a landlocked nation or a seacoast trading empire? In this fascinating study, historian Steven M. Collins details the little-known story of Israel's ancient empires. Not only did King David's land empire stretch clear across the Mid-East to Mesopotamia, but Israel boasted a navy which merged with and dominated the famed Phoenicians. Hebrew ships plied the Mediterranean, establishing colonies along the European and North African coasts. Israel's influence in the ancient city-state of Carthage has never before been so thoroughly documented, nor her definite presence in early Britain. New evidence is presented also suggesting that her ships visited the North American continent, as well. This study plows much new ground in ancient history.
Mr. Collins' knack for patient research and logical deduction is only exceeded by a lively and riveting writing style that will surely hold the reader's attention to the last page. Over 100 maps and illustrations complement this unique study! Softcover 6 x 9 inches, 296 pages (280+ xvi), beautiful original color artwork on front and back covers. Very well researched with 27 pages of indexes included. (Scripture, Persons, Places, Subjects) This book continues the exciting story which began with his previous book, "The Origins and Empire of Ancient Israel," which is also available from us.
Chapter titles include:
1. The Golden Age of the Israelite-Phoenician Empire
2. Israel's Decline and Migration From Palestine
3. Carthage: Israel's Colony Became An Empire
4. The Scythian Sacae, the Asian "Sons of Isaac"
Note: This is the autographed edition of the book signed by the author on the title page
Read the author's synopsis of this book at http://israelite.info/bookreviews/stevencollins.html