Israels Lost Empires-- The story of Kings David and Solomon and Israel's vast Empire stretching from Mesopotamia across the mid-east to include Mediterranean colonies. Cover artwork by long-time member of our association, Ruth Lincoln.
Was ancient Israel a land-locked nation or a seacoast trading empire? In this fascinating study, historian Steven 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 rivaling the famed Phoenicians, and in fact dominated them. 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. Collin's 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 full-color cover art of the ancient city of Carthage by our long-time member, Ruth Lincoln, graces the front and back covers. Very well researched with 27 pages of appendixes. Another great book!
Israel's Lost Empires by Steven M. Collins, 280 pages, 6x9 inches.