1. Joshua 1:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the Hittite country?

Joshua 1:4 (ESV)

4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory.

The Hittite country is Syria. Some Akkadian manuscripts refer to Syria as the land of the Hatti.1 The Egyptians also used this term in reference to the northern parts of the region of Canaan (as evidenced by the Merneptah Stele of 1209 BC).2