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The Queen of Kanesh and the Tale of Zalpa (1.71)
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Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Hittite Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Epic

The Queen of Kanesh and the Tale of Zalpa (1.71)

Subject: Gen 25:22–23; Gen 30:11; Exod 2; Judg 11; 2 Sam 13–19

The Queen of Kanesh

The Queen of Kanesh in the course of a single year gave birth to thirty sons. She said: “What a multitude (?)1  a I have begotten!” She filled2 (the interstices of) baskets with grease,3 put her sons in them, and set them into the river.4  b The river carried them down to the sea,5 to the land of Zalpuwa.6 The …

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Hoffner, Harry A., Jr., “The Queen of Kanesh and the Tale of Zalpa (1.71)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 29 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_71>



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