The Empire of the Hittites
By William Wright. Decipherment of Hittite inscriptions by Prof. Archibald Henry Sayce. Written by a senior biblical scholar at the British and Foreign Bible Society in London, this book has its roots in the author’s investigations of a series of inscriptions he discovered while on missionary work near Damascus in the Middle East.
Convinced that he had found the first reference to the Hittites outside the Bible, the author then produced the first major work on the Hittite culture, examining them in terms of their own writings, and those of the Egyptians and Assyrians alike—without the fear of political correctness.
The book then moves on to an evaluation of the geographical extent of the Hittite empire, its art and learning, religion and racial makeup.
The author says: “the Hittites did not belong to a Semitic race. The features are rather those of a northern people.”
Wright used the Bible as a reference point, but he incorporated non-biblical references and sources, ensuring that the book remained as accurate as possible, given the ancient—and often obscured— nature of the Hittites.
The Hittites, of course, produced the first written Aryan language. A great read about a forgotten White powerhouse which scholars even today hate to admit is not Semitic.
Softcover, 214 pages, completely reformatted