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Bit Bahiani

Bit Bahiani
c. 1200 BC–808 BC
Common languagesAramaic
Ancient Levantine Religion
Historical eraIron Age
• Established
c. 1200 BC
• Disestablished
808 BC
Succeeded by
Neo-Assyrian Empire
Today part ofSyria

Bit Baḫiani was an independent Aramean city-state kingdom (c. 1200 – 808 BC) with its capital at Guzana (modern day Tell Halaf). Bit Baḫiani was ruled by King Kapara. There were at least five kings and four governors of Bit Baḫiani before losing its name in usage.[1][2]

Bit-Bahiani and other contemporary Aramean kingdoms in the 10th/9th century BC

See also


  1. ^ Goldridge Pinches, Theophilus. The Old Testament In the Light of The Historical Records and Legends of Assyria and Babylonia. London : Society for promoting Christian Knowledge ; New York : E. & J. B. Young & Co.; 1st edition (1902). p. 321. ASIN B00514AQ6S.
  2. ^ Ten Eyck Olmstead, Albert (1918). The Calculated Frightfulness of Ashur Nasir Apal. s.n. p. 229. ASIN B00514AQ6S.

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