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The Proclamation of Telipinu (1.76)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Biography and Autobiography


The Proclamation or Decree of King Telipinu (ca. 1500 BCE) is an attempt to put an end to the inner-dynastic strife and bloodshed which seems to have held the Hittite Empire in its grip since Ḫattušili I (ca. 1600 BCE). In order to do so, Telipinu refrained from killing his own opponents, sending them away unharmed, and firm…

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Hout, Th. P. J. van den, “The Proclamation of Telipinu (1.76)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <>

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