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Ugaritic Rites for the Vintage (KTU 1.41//1.87) (1.95)
(2,495 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations and Rituals


This is the most extensive Ugaritic temple ritual on record.1 It describes the annual celebrations of the grape harvest at the Temple of Baal in Ugarit over the period of one month, in the autumn of the year. It highlights the New Moon, and other key days, especially the thirteenth and fourteenth of the month.

Two copies have been found, a fact which, in itself, indicates the canonica…

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Levine, Baruch A., Tarragon, Jean-Michel de and Robertson, Anne, “Ugaritic Rites for the Vintage (KTU 1.41//1.87) (1.95)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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