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The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 5 (HKM 5) (3.17)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 5 ( HKM 5) (3.17) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the fact that you took the cattle of the city of Kašipūra and distributed them in the district of EN-tarawa1: ( 7) From now on you must not levy veteran troops and auxiliary troops2 out of the district of EN-tarawa. Let him keep the aforementioned cattle. But let him not fail in his work. Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 5. Edition:  HBM 126f. Note…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 4 (HKM 4) (3.16)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 4 ( HKM 4) (3.16) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: Write to me quickly concerning the condition of the vines, the cattle, and the sheep, in that land.1 Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 4. Edition:  HBM 124–127, 304. Notes^ back to text1. This letter reveals the direct concern of the king for viticulture and livestock in the provinces, a fact we would otherwise not have known. It is w…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 7 (HKM 7) (3.19)

(153 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 7 ( HKM 7) (3.19) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning what you wrote me, saying: “I have sent out scouts, and they have proceeded to scout out Takkašta and Ukuiduna. ( 7) …, and he has ‘drawn down.’ ” ( 9) Get involved with that matter.1 Send forth scouts, and let them scout thoroughly, and … And because I, My Majesty, have written you previously, draw out behind that road. ( 16) … I will come … Troops alre…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 6 (HKM 6) (3.18)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 6 ( HKM 6) (3.18) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning what you wrote me, saying: “The enemy has come. He pressed1 the city of Ḫapara on that side of me and the city of Kašipūra on this side. But he himself passed through, and I don’t know where he went.” ( 11) Was that “enemy” perhaps enchanted, that you did not recognize him? ( 15) Now be very much on guard against the enemy. ( 17) Concerning what you wrote m…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 12 (HKM 13) (3.24)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 12 ( HKM 13) (3.24) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the capitulation (?) of Maruwa, the ruler of the city of Ḫimmuwa, about which you wrote me: “I have dispatched him (to you).” On a tablet you wrote to me: “I have dispatched him (to you),” but as of now he has not come. Now put him in the charge of an officer, and have him conduct him quickly before My Majesty. ( 13) Otherwise, you will become responsible …

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 10 (HKM 10) (3.22)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 10 ( HKM 10) (3.22) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the matter of Piḫinakki about which you wrote to me: As Piḫinakki is settling the city of Lišipra, he has already settled 30 families.1 ( 7) Piḫinakki said to me: “I intend actually to transfer 300 families (to make up the community of) Lišipra which I am settling.2 Then I will send the leading men (of the city) before Your Majesty. …

The King to Kaššū and Pulli In Tapikka (HKM 18) (3.29)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū and Pulli In Tapikka ( HKM 18) (3.29) Thus speaks [His Majesty]: Say to [Kaššū and Pulli]: [ Lines 3–15 are too badly broken for translation] ( 16) And send them before My Majesty. ( 17) Concerning the matter of troops about which you wrote me: I have some troops of the Upper Land and of the land of Išḫupitta here with me. I will send them to you. ps ( 21) Thus speaks Pišeni: Say to Kaššū and Pulli, my dear sons: ( 23) The grain which the …

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 11 (HKM 12) (3.23)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 11 ( HKM 12) (3.23) 1 Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 4) Seize Tarḫumiya and [send] him before [My Majesty]. […] ( Reverse) […] and [let them] conduct him immediately before [My Majesty]. Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 12. Edition:  HBM 136ff. Notes^ back to text1. What remains of this short letter appears to be an arrest order.

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 8 (HKM 8) (3.20)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 8 ( HKM 8) (3.20) 1 Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the matters about which you wrote to me: how the enemy is damaging the crops, how in the city of Kappušiya he has attacked (the property) of the House of the Queen, how he has [seized] one team of oxen belonging to the House of the Queen, and how they have led away captive 30 oxen of the poor people, and 10 men — (all this) I have heard. ( 12) Because the enemy …

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 2 (HKM 2) (3.14)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 2 ( HKM 2) (3.14) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 4) Concerning the matter of chariotry1 about which you wrote to me: Be advised that I have already dispatched chariotry. Wait for it. ( 10) Concerning the matter of Ḫimuili’s brother about which you wrote: I am dispatching him now. [ps]2 ( 14) Say to Uzzū, my dear brother: Thus speaks Šuriḫili, your brother: With me all is well. ( 17) May all be well also with y…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 1 (HKM 1) (3.13)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 1 ( HKM 1) (3.13) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 4) Concerning the matter1 of the enemy2 about which you wrote to me, saying: “The enemy is holding the city Kašaša”: ( 8) Be advised that I have just dispatched chariotry. Be very much on guard against the enemy.3 Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 1  HBM 120f., 302. Translations:  HBM 121. Notes^ back to text1. The sections beginning with the word “Con…

The King to Kaššū, Ḫulla and Zulapi In Tapikka (HKM 17) (3.28)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū, Ḫulla and Zulapi In Tapikka ( HKM 17) (3.28) 1 Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Ḫulla, Kaššū and Zilapi: ( 4) Concerning what you wrote me: “While we were in Ḫattuša, the Kaškaean men heard, and they drove away cattle, and kept the roads under their control.” ( 9) When I sent you and Ḫulla out (last) winter, (the enemies) didn’t hear you. But now, of all things, they did hear you? ( 13) Concerning what you yourselves have now w…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 3 (HKM 3) (3.15)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 3 ( HKM 3) (3.15) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the matter of the enemy about which you wrote me: I have heard it. ( 5) Because I have already written you, Let the troops which are in his land not come out again.1 Let them remain there. And let the land be very much on guard against the enemy. [ps]2 ( 14) Say to Uzzū, my dear brother: Thus says Šuriḫili, your brother: ( 17) May all be well with you, and…

The King to Kaššū and Zulapi In Tapikka 2 (HKM 16) (3.27)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū and Zulapi In Tapikka 2 ( HKM 16) (3.27) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū and Zilapi: ( 5) As soon as this tablet reaches you, drive quickly before My Majesty. ( 11) Otherwise, they will proceed to blind you1 in that place (where you are). Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 16:1–15. Edition:  HBM 142f. Notes^ back to text1. See comment above on COSB.3.25 ( HKM  14).

The King to Kaššū and Zulapi In Tapikka 1 (HKM 15) (3.26)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū and Zulapi In Tapikka 1 ( HKM 15) (3.26) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū and Zilapi: ( 4) As soon as this tablet reaches you, quickly — within three days1 — bring before My Majesty the assembled troops and the chariotry which is with them. Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 15. Edition:  HBM 140f. Notes^ back to text1. Line 11 informs us that Tapikka lay within 3 days’ march of Ḫattuša.

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 9 (HKM 9) (3.21)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 9 ( HKM 9) (3.21) 1 Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) Concerning the fact that you dispatched (to me) 13 (apprehended) fugitives: They have brought them. ( 6) Concerning the matter of horse (troops?) about which you wrote to me: I have heard it. Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 9. Edition:  HBM 132f. Notes^ back to text1. Here we see another of Kaššū’s common duties: apprehending fugitives and…

The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 13 (HKM 14) (3.25)

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Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Hittite Archival Documents; Letters; Middle Hittite Period (ca. 1450–1350 BCE) The King to Kaššū In Tapikka 13 ( HKM 14) (3.25) Thus speaks His Majesty: Say to Kaššū: ( 3) As soon as this tablet reaches you, drive quickly before My Majesty, and bring with you Maruwa,1 the ruler of the city of Kakattuwa. Otherwise they will proceed to blind2 you in that place (where you are)! Bibliographical References Text:  HKM 14. Edition:  HBM 139f. Notes^ back to text1. It is not clear whether this Maruwa, who is called “the ruler o…