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Hurrians
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A term used to denote an ethnic group that was a key geopolitical force in the Near East in the mid-second millennium, specifically ca. 1500–1300 bc (Late Bronze Age). Their presence in the area can be dated much earlier by textual attestations of Hurrian proper names from the late third millennium in northern Mesopotamia.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hurrians
Hurrians A term used to denote an ethnic group that was a key geopolitical force in the Near East in the mid-second millennium, specifically ca. 1500–1300 bc (Late Bronze Age). Their presence in the area can be dated much earlier by textual attestations of Hurrian proper names from the late third millennium
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hurrians
HURRIANS. An ethnic group attested in the ANE from the 3d to the 1st millennium b.c. During the second half of the 2d millennium b.c. they reached their greatest geographical extent and figured prominently in the history and culture of the Near East. The Hurrians may be the people referred to in the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hurrians
Hurrians. People (also called Mitannians) who spoke a language different from Semitic and Indo-European, and yet played a significant cultural role in the Near East during the 2nd millennium bc, particularly in transmitting the culture of Sumer and Babylon to western Asia and to the Hittites.The presence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hurrians
Hurrians hûrʹē-ənz. A people who entered Mesopotamia toward the end of the 3rd millennium b.c. By the middle of the 2nd millennium they had created the powerful empire of Mitanni in northwestern Mesopotamia. They played an important role in the spread of Sumero-Akkadian culture westward to Syria,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hurrians
HURRIANS* People (also called Mitannians) who spoke a language different from Semitic and Indo-European and yet played a significant cultural role in the Near East during the second millennium bc, particularly in transmitting the culture of Sumer and Babylon to western Asia and to the Hittites. That
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hurrians
Hurrians (Akk. Durri)An ancient Near Eastern people widely attested in the 3rd-2nd millennium b.c.e., founders of the powerful kingdom of Mitanni.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hurrians
Hurrians [hŏorˊĭ ənz].† A non-Semitic people who formed the powerful empire of Mitanni and were instrumental in the diffusion of Sumero-Akkadian culture.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hurrians
Hurrians hoor’ee-uhnz. A non-Semitic people group that figured prominently in the ANE during the 2nd millennium B.C. Although the name Horite is sometimes associated with them, the Hurrians are probably not referred to in the Bible.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HURRIANS
HURRIANS hoor´ee-uhn. The Hurrians were a group of people who lived in northern Mesopotamia during the late third and second millennia bce. Originally from the region to the west and south of Lake Van in Armenia, they spoke a language unrelated either to the Semitic languages or to HITTITES. The only