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Bilingual Edict of Ḫattušili I (2.15)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Hittite Monumental Inscriptions; Royal Inscriptions; Edicts and Proclamations


The reign of one of the earliest Hittite Great Kings, Ḫattušili I, was plagued by dissension within his own family, culminating in several plots against his rule by members of the younger generation. In this document, which is presented in both Hittite and Akkadian in parallel columns,1 Ḫattušili justifies his disinheritance of one adopted son, Labarna, and the nomina…

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Beckman, Gary, “Bilingual Edict of Ḫattušili I (2.15)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <>

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