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AO 9647 Hittite Louvre.jpg
 
AO 9647
 
Richelieu room 5 showcase 3
 
Not currently on display
  
 
The Yozgat amulet, with its tall 
conical tiara, shows a Hittite god – possibly Teshub the storm god.
 
The relationship between this cast 
gold figurine and Syrian storm god statuettes is clear.
 
Despite its small size, it is characteristic of imperial Hittite art. A214A214
  
Abraham had dealings with
these descendants of Heth (Genesis 10:6, 15) who were already living in Canaan well before his arrival.
 
The Hittite wives of Esau were
a “source of bitterness of spirit 
to Isaac and Rebekah” .
- Genesis 26:34
 
This was one of the seven named Canaanite nations which were destined to be destroyed due to their corruption (Leviticus 18:1-30). Its people still had kings and an army at the time of Joram (around 905 BCE). - 2 Kings 7:6

The Hittites and the Bible

Attempts have been made to find a trace in secular history of the Hittites the Bible speaks of. The problem is complex. And the linguistic approach which aims to identify them with the Hittite Empire that had Hattusa in Anatolia as its capital is uncertain and speculative. Still, there is no doubt that the Hittites did indeed exist and that, up until the early 19th Century, the Bible was the only place they were mentioned. A215
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