Tudhaliya

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Tudhaliya is the name of several Hittite kings:

  • Tudhaliya (also Tudhaliya I) is a hypothetic pre-Empire king of the Hittites. He would have reigned in the late 17th century BC (short chronology). Forlanini (1993) conjectures that this king corresponds to the great-grandfather of Hattusili I.

Some biblical scholars suggested that Tidal, king of Nations, who is mentioned in the Book of Genesis 14 as having joined Chedorlaomer in attacking rebels in Canaan is based on one of the Tudhaliyas.[1]

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  • Massimo Forlanini, Atti. del II Congresso Internazionale di Hittitologia, Pavia (1993)

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Unknown
Last known title holder:
Anitta
Hittite king
ca. 17th century BC
Succeeded by
PU-Sarruma (?)