10:15 Heth. Heth is the ancestor of the Hittites, prominent in both the Bible and secular history, ruling a great empire in Asia Minor for over eight hundred years. When the Hittite empire finally crumbled, many of its people migrated east. The Hittites are identified in Egyptian inscriptions as the “Kheta.” In the cuneiform inscriptions in Babylonia, this name is identified as “Khittae,” which may have been modified eventually to “Cathay,” a synonym for China. Archaeologists have noted similarities between the Mongols and Hittites.