The Ugaritic Baal Cycle: Volume I, Introduction with text, translation and commentary of KTU 1.1-1.2
Mark S. Smith
BRILL, 1994 - Religion - 446 pages
"The Ugaritic Baal Cycle" offers a translation and the first commentary on the Ugaritic Baal Cycle. The longest and most important religious text from ancient Ugarit, the Baal Cycle witnesses to both the religious worldview of Ugarit and the larger background to many of the formative religious concepts and images in the Bible. The volume treats introductory matters such as date, order and continuity of the tablets, the history of interpretation, and finally a new proposal for the interpretation of text drawing on the insights of previous views as well as newer evidence. The commentary proper provides bibliography, text, textual notes, literary structure and detailed commentary for each column in the first two tablets.
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The Date of the Tablets
The Order of Columns in KTU 1 1 and 1 2
Grammatical Dating of the Cycle
Interpretations of the Baal Cycle
plates IX X VI AB
KTU 1 2 III righthand edge Plate 27 KTU 1 2 III 29 lefthand side Plate 28 KTU 1 2 III 39 middle Plate 29 KTU 1 2 III 410 middle Plate 30 KTU 1 ...
KTU 1 2 IV 16 lefthand side Plate 45 KTU 1 2 IV 16 middle lefthand side
KTU 1 2 IV 16 middle righthand side
KTU 1 2 IV 16 righthand side
a b c According Akkadian Amorite Anat Anat’s Ancient ANET appears Astarte Athirat Athtar attested Baal Cycle Baal’s Baal’s kingship biblical bicolon Bruce and Kenneth Caquot CEBCR Cloudrider conﬂict context cosmic CTA and KTU CTA reads deities difﬁculty divine assembly divine council Ebla Egyptian El’s abode Enuma Elish ﬁgure ﬁnal ﬁrst line Gibson CML2 Ginsberg gods Greenﬁeld head Hebrew horizontal wedge identiﬁed interpretation Kenneth Zuckerman king Kothar KTU reads Kumarbi lacuna left-hand line 12 Marduk marzeah Moor SPUMB mountain myth narrative noted noun Olmo Lete palace pantheon Pardee passage perhaps Philo of Byblos Pope qatala reconstructed refers reﬂect right-hand root semantic sonant parallelism speciﬁcally speech storm-god sufﬁx suggests tablet Thespis Tiamat tion tradition translation tricolon Ugaritic Ugaritic texts V’s hand-copy verb vertical wedge weapon wedges are visible West Semitic West Semitic Research word word-divider WSRP Yahweh Yamm Yamm’s messengers yammi