Liddell Hart is the doyen of British military theorists. (See his classic treatise Strategy, latest revised edition 1967). The notion of the “indirect approach” is one of those novel conceptual frameworks which promises to bring about a new assessment of well-known ancient battles, at the same time affording deeper insights into the specific manner in which such engagements were conducted. Liddell Hart applied the “indirect approach” concept mainly on the strategic plane rather than the tactical, as I do here. Liddell Hart himself traced the course of the “indirect approach” as far back in history as Classical times, but unfortunately he ignored the Bible.