The contention that these references to Hittite settlement in “Egypt” might help explain the Biblical references to Hittites in Canaan was first put forward in the 1930’s by a brilliant Hittite scholar Emil Forrer. Forrer’s suggestion was not widely accepted by scholars. In light of new evidence for Hittite settlement in Canaan at the time of the breakup of the Hittite Empire in the late 13th and 12th centuries, it now deserves to be reconsidered. See Emil Forrer, “The Hittites in Egypt,” Palestine Exploration Quarterly Number 68, 1936, pp. 190–203; Number 69, 1937, pp. 100–115.