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Siege

1. In Early Hebrew History 2. In the Monarchy 3. Preliminaries to Siege 4. Siege Operations: Attack (1) Investment of City (2) Line of Circumvallation (3) Mound, or Earthworks (4) Battering-Rams (5) Storming of Walls and Rushing of Breach 5. Siege Operations: Defense 6. Raising of Siege 7. Horrors of Siege and Capture 8. Siege in the [[New Testament]] LITERATURE 1. In Early Hebrew History: In early Hebrew history, siege operations are not described and can have been little known. Although the Israelites had acquired a certain degree of military discipline in the wilderness, when they entered Canaan they had no experience of the operations of a siege and were without the engines of war necessary for the purpose. Jericho, with its strongly fortified wall, was indeed formally invested--it "was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in" (Jos 6:1)--but it fell into their hands without a siege. Other cities seem to have yielded after