Bit Bahiani

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

Bit Bahiani was an independent Aramaean city-state kingdom (ca. 1200 - 808 BC) and an Assyrian province (ca. ~810 - 706 BC) with its capital at Guzana (modern day Tell Halaf). Bit Bahiani was ruled by King Kapara. After becoming a tributary to Assyria an alliance with Izalla to revolt was formed. There were at least five kings and four governors of Bit Bahiani before losing its name in usage.

See also


  • Trevor Bryce: The Routledge Handbook of The People and Places of Ancient Western Asia: The Near East from the Early Bronze Age to the Fall of the Persian Empire. Routledge 2009, ISBN 9781134159086, S. 128 (online copy, p. 128, at Google Books)

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