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Hittites (Patriarchal Period)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hittites, History of
Hittites, History of An Indo-European people group and major power in the ancient Near East from the 17th–12th centuries bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hittites in the OT
HITTITES IN THE OT. This entry surveys the OT references to “Hittites.”A. Hebrew Terms for “Hittite”B. The Hittites in OT HistoryC. Who Were the Hittites?A. Hebrew Terms for “Hittite”Several different Hebrew words or phrases in the OT are usually translated “Hittite” or “Hittites.” Occurring only
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hittites
Hittites. Biblical people who figure largely in the promises of a land for the descendants of Abram and the children of Israel. Once unknown to secular history and thought to be a mythical people by some critics of Bible history, the Hittites have been recovered by the efforts of archaeologists and historians
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hittites
Hittites hiʹtīts [Heb. benê ḥēṯ, ḥittîm; Gk. Chettaioi]. A designation given in the OT (1) to a great nation which gave its name to the whole Syrian region, “from the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea [Mediterranean]
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hittites
HITTITES Biblical people who figure largely in the promises of a land for the descendants of Abram and the children of Israel. Once unknown to secular history and thought to be a mythical people by some critics of Bible history, information about the Hittites has been uncovered by archaeologists and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hittites
Hittites (hit´tits). In the Bible, the Hittites are a pervasive tribe among the pre-Israelite inhabitants of Canaan (e.g., Gen. 10:15; 15:20; Exod. 23:28). By contrast, historians identify Hittites primarily with an Indo-European people who established a strong kingdom in east-central Anatolia in the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hittites
HITTITES. The term Hittite has a twofold use in the OT. Usually it designates a relatively unimportant ethnic group living in Palestine since the days of the patriarchs (Gen 15:19–21). These people, called the “sons of Heth,” were descended from Noah’s son Ham through Canaan (Gen 10:15; 1 Chr 1:13) and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hittites
HITTITES (Heb. ḥittîm, benê ḥēṯ). In the OT the Hittites are, firstly, a great nation which gave its name to the whole region of Syria, ‘from the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hittites
Hittites (Heb. ḥittɩ̂)One of the great political powers of antiquity who during the 2nd millennium b.c. controlled much of the area comprising modern Turkey. During their heyday the Hittites built a powerful empire with its capital at Ḫattuša (ca. 200 km. [124 mi.] W of Ankara at modern Boghazköy)
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hittites
Hittites [hĭtˊīts] (Heb. benê ḥeṯ, ḥittîm; Akk. Ḫatti). † An Indoeuropean people who formed a powerful Anatolian empire in the second millennium B.C.; later an ethnic component of city-states in northern Syria and the Tauros mountain region of southeastern Anatolia.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hittites
HITTITES One of the most powerful peoples of the ancient Near East, who held sway in the northeastern part of Asia Minor. Early in the 2nd millennium bc this region was inhabited by Assyrian merchants. Documents of this period indicate that the Assyrian colonies were subject to local dynasts, but it
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hittites
HITTITES A people who pushed into Asia Minor and settled there around 2000 b.c.; they spoke an Indo-European language known from numerous cuneiform tablets. The Hittites emerged as a great empire in the ancient Near East. From their capital at Hattusas (identified with modern Boghazköy, Turkey), they
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