DOCTRINES OF CAUSALITY IN HITTITE AND BIBLICAL HISTORIOGRAPHY : A PARALLEL *) BY A. MALAMAT Jerusalem The increasing number of Hittite texts has furnished some impor- tant comparative material for the study of the Bible. This is especially true of the field of historiography, which was a literary genre in the Ancient Near East, apparently introduced by the Hittites and brought to artistic perfection by the Israelites. Hittite historiography 1) was the prototype of the later Assyrian annalistic literature and possibly influenced the historical writing of the Bible as well, in spite of the latter's uniqueness. 2) The present paper attempts to point out a parallel between Hittite and Biblical historiography involving similar methods, based on the doctrine of causality 3), which explain national catastrophy. We shall deal first with the chronologically earlier example, taken from the Hittite sources. *) A paper presented at the XXIIIrd International Congress of Orientalists, Cambridge, 1954. 1) For Hittite historiography in general cf. GÖTZE, Hethiter, Churriter und Assyrer (Oslo, 1936), pp. 73 f., and especially GÜTERBOCK, "Die historische Tradi- tion bei Babyloniern und Hethitern", ZA XLIV (1938), pp. 94 ff. 2) If so, the extent of this influence and the manner in
Vetus Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1955
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