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Hittite Hunting Relief
Rock Carved Hittite Hunting SceneThis basalt rock carved scene depicts a hunting scene from the time of the Hittite Empire. This discovery from ancient Syria was dated to the time after Solomon during the period of the division of the northern and southern tribes of Israel.
"The powerful Neo-Assyrian Empire
influenced the surrounding region culturally as well as politically.
In the west a number of small but powerful Aramaean city-states
acted as a barrier between Assyria and the Mediterranean coast.
These have been called Neo-Hittite city-states because of their
dynastic continuity and relation to the preceding Hittites of
Anatolia. These rival states were gradually brought under the
control of the Neo-Assyrian Empire by military conquest.
Exodus 33:2 - And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
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