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
List of Figures
1 A Brief History of Hittite Studies
2 A Political History of the Hittites
5 Hittites in the Bible
Index of Passages