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Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

Narrated by: David Patton, Duke Holm
Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites, and ancient Israelites, then pay attention....

Three captivating manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization That Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites
  • Hittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting from Their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions Against the Romans

The Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. 

In this new captivating history audiobook, you will discover the truth about these startling ancient civilizations.

Part one of this audiobook includes:

  • Revolutionary findings provided by modern archaeological detective techniques
  • A simple explanation of what Canaan is and where it's located
  • Fascinating discoveries of Canaanites artifacts
  • Religion and beliefs
  • And much, much more!

In part two of this audiobook, you will discover:

  • The origin of the Hittites in the Bronze Age
  • The formation of the Old Kingdom, 1700-1500 BC
  • The New Kingdom, 1400-1200 BC
  • The downfall of the Hittites
  • The Syro-Hittite or Neo-Hittite kingdoms
  • Art, symbolism, and the Hittites' role in the Bible
  • Legal and daily life of the Hittites
  • Military structure
  • And much, much more!

Part three is covering ancient Israel, and in it, you will discover topics such as:
 

  • Culture and society through the years
  • And much, much more!

So, if you want to learn more about these three ancient civilizations, listen to this audiobook now!

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  • Brittany C. McKinney
  • 27-10-2018

Must Read Incredible Book.

Good book for someone who wants to learn about ancient Civilizations Israel but doesn't have a ton of time.

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 27-10-2018

I found all answers in this book.

Best book I have ever read on the Bible. This is indeed a Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History. Will forever change the manner in which you view the Old Testament. I am on my second read.

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  • Alexander B. Talbot
  • 26-10-2018

This book reveals many things.

The author knew his subject and presented it in a logical manner which was easy to follow. He presented the facts without a flowery dissertation. A good, easy read.

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  • Gail Bishop
  • 26-10-2018

A Very Interesting Read for history lovers.

The Bible tells the story of Israel's conquest of the land of Canaan, but what do you know about the Canaanites? The Bible is only one source among many used to discover who these people were. This book reveals many things about them I did not realize. Egypt was more involved with them than I realized. The Canaanites were a relatively disorganized bunch who fought among themselves as much as they did others.

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  • Ann
  • 15-12-2018

Precision of language is an issue. i.e. "Bastions"

It is a nice introduction, but it could use refinement. The language when describing specific points is too vague for a true understanding of the subject. But, overall very, very interesting. It provides a good elementary introduction to what is a fascinating epoch of human history. The History of the Hittites needs a lot of work. The authors and editors need to do more research and not rely so heavily on Egyptian records which we know to be greatly exaggerated for propaganda purposes.

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  • Guy
  • 22-02-2020

very cool history lesson. many thing i didn't know

very cool history lesson. many thing i didn't know and I'm very happy they focused on the archaeological point of view rather than any religious dreams that cannot be authenticated

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  • CO Photog
  • 05-02-2020

Not Worthwhile

This title is a compilation of three of Captivating History's titles. I thought I'd try this compilation out to broaden my knowledge of these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, I feel like I've been listening to someone's poorly-written high school term paper. I never felt like the author's had any grasp of the subject matter, let alone were presenting it in a "captivating" way. You could learn more in less time from each civilization's Wikipedia page. The narration is reasonably enthusiastic and engaging, but is riddled with horrible mispronunciations (e.g. Cilician pronounced as to sound like "silicon".)

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  • Kelly
  • 26-12-2019

It is so shameful that the author has no regard for truth

What a shame! This author is engaged in altering truth. What a shame. And excavation of relevance proves this author not worthy of consideration. I wonder if the author is driven by ego or a substantial monetary funding.

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  • Alberta Augustine
  • 26-10-2018

Technical book.

This is a decent book if you want a quick and technical overview, but technicality is not my field to follow so I post it four stars.

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  • David Sherrer
  • 26-10-2018

I love civilizations, my digital library is full.

This book is very technical, but somewhat informative if you have enough prior study of the historical context. Seems like a repurposed academic paper. Still this audible deserves the five stars because of its length.

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  • MattyJvR
  • 27-02-2020

Well researched

This audiobook clearly goes out of its way to provide as much research as possible on the topics. The narrator's do a great job of presenting the findings of historians to us.

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  • Joe Cranston
  • 27-10-2018

Wars and power shifts

You almost need an interactive map and family tree to keep track of all the changes during that period. I had always thought of History as a title so that wasn't a surprise. I didn't realize how unstable the Government was. Very interesting book.

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 27-10-2018

Well written and concise.

This is an extremely well written book. It is concise, but includes information that I had not seen elsewhere. A book worthy of a space on any historian's bookshelf. A must-read, again and again.

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 27-10-2018

It's not too short, packed with huge details.

I really enjoyed the book, I could not put it down. I wish church school classes would dig into this kind of study. It really adds a lot of depth to the Old Testament, and even non-church readers may learn a lot while not feeling they are pushed into religion.

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  • Tia Jackson
  • 26-10-2018

Excellent book.

Although it sacrifices the depth for the sake of the brevity (but depending on its length 7 hrs and 58 mins), gives a perfectly balanced account of who were the Canaanites, where and how they lived, what they did, for how many years, and so on. In brief, Canaanites were much more than I thought in terms of commerce, language and writing.

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  • Ilias de Rooij
  • 26-10-2018

A perfect relationship between price and quality

Highly recommended. As I said, a perfect relationship between price and quality. The book contains several great descriptions and valuable history that help conveniently the reading and add an additional dimension to it.

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  • Tisha H. Curtis
  • 26-10-2018

Wonderfull book by Captivating History.

The titles in the bibliography include a number of specialized dictionaries, scholarly publications of the obscure sort, plus reference works that would be known to scholars of this subject. The online references are to information about other books by Captivating History Editors and the third is an online source for more books by Amazon. As I said, it is a good and worthwhile summation of what most amateur history buffs would like or need to know about some ancient places. The information can -- of course -- be found elsewhere, but here it is all in one spot.