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Ugaritic Prayer for A City Under Siege (1.88)
(2,526 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Prayers


The sole clear example of a cultic prayer in the Ugaritic language is embedded in a ritual text, discovered in 1961 among a large quantity of ritually oriented texts (see the omen texts COSB.1.90 and COSB.1.92 below). The complete text is translated here to enable the reader to perceive the cultic context. The principal point of interest as regar…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Ugaritic Prayer for A City Under Siege (1.88)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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