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The Kirta Epic (1.102)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Epic


The Kirta story was recorded on three tablets that were discovered during the second and third campaigns at Ras Shamra (1930–1931). Lacunae prevent a complete understanding of the story, which must have been longer, recorded on tablets never discovered. On the other hand, the high degree of poetic narrative repetition permit the comparatively …

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Pardee, Dennis, “The Kirta Epic (1.102)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>

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