cover of book
 

The Hittites and Their World
by Billie Jean Collins
SBL Press, 2007
Paper: 978-1-58983-296-1 | eISBN: 978-1-58983-672-3

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Lost to history for millennia, the Hittites have regained their position among the great civilizations of the Late Bronze Age Near East, thanks to a century of archaeological discovery and philological investigation. The Hittites and Their World provides a concise, current, and engaging introduction to the history, society, and religion of this Anatolian empire, taking the reader from its beginnings in the period of the Assyrian Colonies in the nineteenth century B.C.E. to the eclipse of the Neo-Hittite cities at the end of the eighth century B.C.E. The numerous analogues with the biblical world featured throughout the volume together represent a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the varied and significant contributions of Hittite studies to biblical interpretation.
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Billie Jean Collins is Instructor in the Middle Eastern Studies at Emory University and Acquisitions Editor at the Society of Biblical Literature. She is the editor of A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East (Brill).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    CONTENTS
    Preface		
    List of Figures	
    Abbreviations	
    1	A Brief History of Hittite Studies	
    2	A Political History of the Hittites	
    		
    3	Society	
    4	Religion	
    		
    5	Hittites in the Bible	
    	
    Afterword	
    Notes		
    Further Reading	
    Subject Index	
    Index of Passages	
    



See other books on: Ancient | Antiquities & Archaeology | Hittites | Middle East | Their World
See other titles from SBL Press
More to explore: World War, 1939-1945