Ancient Israel inspired Right of "the PEOPLE" to Keep & Bear Arms - American Minute with Bill Federer
Denver University Law Review, July15, 2013 published an article "Ancient Hebrew Militia Law," by David B.Kopel, in which he wrote:
"New Englanders intensely self-identified with ancient Israel ... Every male 'from the age of twenty years up, all those in Israel who are able to bear arms' ... were obliged to fight, to go forth 'armed to battle' ...
Israel relied on a militia, in which citizen soldiers would spend most of their time cultivating their farms, or engaged in other economic production, and would fight only for limited periods (ideally, after the harvest), and only when necessary ... Similarly, during the American Revolution, most men served in their state militias."