Ancient Hittites 1625-1237 B.C. (Part II)
Hittite king Suppiluliumas 1428-1392 B.C. now has the Mitanni king Artatama II 1406-1396 B.C. on his side.
Egyptian king Tutankhamen 1406-1396 B.C. general Horemheb launches an attack against Suppiluliumas I army and the Egyptians lose the battle. Tutankhamen dies of the plague. Tut's widow Ankhesenamun wants to marry Hittite prince Zannanza.
Egyptian king Ay 1396-1392 B.C. slays Suppiluliumas's son. The Hittite king Suppiluliumas appoints Mattiwaza 1396-1357 B.C. as king over the Mitanni region of Hanigalbat. Then Suppiluliumas goes to war against the Egyptian king Ay. Egyptian prisoners of war have the plague. Both Hittite king Suppiluliumas I and his son Arunwandas II 1392-1391 B.C. die in this plague.
Hittite king Mursilas II 1391-1363 B.C. stops Egyptian Horemheb 1392-1361 B.C. army from entering the Hittite empire.
Hittite king Muwatallis 1363-1337 B.C. Ramses I 1361-1360 B.C. poses no problems. Egyptian king Seti I 1360-1347 B.C. and Ramses II 1347-1280 B.C. go to war against Hittite king Mutallis at Kadesh. Ramses II's forces almost met with disaster. Ramses II was saved by the arrival of additional Egyptian troops. The Egyptians depart the battlefield ending the war in a stalemate.
Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I 1349-1315 B.C. taking advantage of the war attacks Mitanni king Shattura I 1357-1342 B.C. Adad-Nirari I replaces Shattura I with Washashatta 1342-1314 B.C.
Hittite king Mursilas III 1337-1330 B.C. is overthrown by his uncle Hattusilas III 1330-1301 B.C. who had a marriage alliance with the Egyptians. Ramses II, in his 34th year of reign in 1313 B.C., gives Hattusilas III Lebanon as a wedding present.
The Assyrian king Shalmaneser I 1314-1284 B.C. puts down Mitanni king Shattura II 1314-1301 B.C. rebellion and the Mitanni nation disappears from history.
Hittite king Tudhaliyas III 1301-1274
B.C. quickly gives the Amorites in Lebanon independence.
Jabin the Canaanite (Judges 4:2-3
) oppresses Israel for 20 years 1298-1278 B.C. Hittites lost their Mitanni lands and other parts of Syria to Assyrian king Shalmaneser I. Jabin the Canaanite did much damage to Israel, so that Egyptian king Merneptah I 1280-1268 B.C. remarked "Israel destroyed, her seed (Children)vnot."
If we say in Barak and Deborah's 20th year of reign as judges in 1278 B.C., Jabin's army was destroyed, and their reign totaled 1298-1258 B.C. we would have another match in history.
Judge Gideon 1258-1218 B.C.
Hittite king Arunwandas III 1274-1267 B.C.
Hittite empire was starving. The Assyrians, lead by Tukulti-Ninurta I 1283-1247 B.C., were driving the Syrians into the Hittite nation, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. Merneptah I 1280-1268 B.C. sent Arunwandas III grain.
Egyptian king Amenmesses 1268-1263 B.C.
Seti II 1263-1258 married a Syrian woman. Merneptah II 1258-1251 B.C. was part Syrian and queen Tausert 1251-1249 B.C. had an affair with her Syrian butler Bay.
Irsu 1249-1247 B.C. was a Syrian. If we say Judge Gideon defeated the starving children of the east (Syrians in Judges 6:3-4
) in his 7th year 1251 B.C. we would have a complete match in Egyptian and Biblical history!
Hittite king Suppiluliumas II 1267-1237 B.C. Egyptian king Setnakht 1247-1245 B.C.
Ramses III 1245-1213 B.C. It was in Ramses III 8th year 1237 B.C. the Sea Peoples attacked Egypt and destroyed the Hittite empire.
Ramses VI 1203-1193 B.C. all Egyptian troops were pulled from Asia.
Judge Jair 1192-1170 B.C. would then build 30 Israeli cities. (Judges 10:3-4
) It would be the Libyan pharaoh Shishak who would be the first king to invade Israel some 521 years after the Exodus. (1 Kings 14:25