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Hittite Texts and Literature
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Overviews the literature of the Hittite Kingdom. This literature exhibits a significant diversity, including forms that were native to Anatolia as well as those exhibiting cross-cultural influence from Mesopotamia. Although it is unlikely that Hittite culture and literature had any direct influence on ancient Israelite and biblical literature, the literary remains of “Hatti,” as the Hittites referred to themselves, provide a significant intellectual backdrop for understanding the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean world—a culture and period that immediately preceded the development of ancient Israel’s culture.
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Hittite Literature
Hittite Literature Overviews the literature of the Hittite Kingdom. This literature exhibits a significant diversity, including forms that were native to Anatolia as well as those exhibiting cross-cultural influence from Mesopotamia. Although it is unlikely that Hittite culture and literature had any
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hittite Texts and Literature
HITTITE TEXTS AND LITERATURE. In discussing Hittite texts one must first specify how the term “Hittite” is to be understood. Modern scholars distinguish between two major groups: (1) the Hittite kingdom with its capital at Ḫattuša, modern Bogûazkale (Boghazköy), which existed ca. 1750–1200 b.c., and
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HITTITE TEXTS
HITTITE TEXTS. More than thirty thousand tablet fragments, representing roughly 3000 to 3500 separate tablets, have been recovered from the ruins of the Hittite capital at Boghazköy since excavations began there in 1906, and from recent excavations at the provincial Hittite-period sites of Masat (anc.