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The King of Ugarit to the Queen-Mother In the Matter of His Meeting With the Hittite Sovereign (RS 16.379) (3.45F)

(488 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Correspondence Between Members of the Royal Family (6) The King of Ugarit to the Queen-Mother In the Matter of His Meeting With the Hittite Sovereign (RS 16.379) (3.45F) 1 Subject: Num 13:31; Judg 1:1 Address (lines 1–3) To the queen, my mo[ther], say: Message of the king, your son. Prostration and Greeting Formulae ( line 4–7) At my mother’s feet I fall. With my mo[ther] may it be well. May the god[s] guard you, may they keep [you] well. Report of Well-being and Request fo…

From an Official in Alashia to the King (RS 18.113a+b) (3.45U)

(687 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (21) From an Official in Alashia to the King (RS 18.113a+b) (3.45U) 1 Address (lines 1–3) To the king, [my] l[ord], s[ay]: Message of the Chief of Maʾ[ḫadu, your servant]. Prostration Formula ( lines 4–6) At the feet of my master [ (from) afar], seven times and seven times [do I fall.] Greetings ( lines 6–9) I do pronounce to Baʿlu-Ṣapuni, to Eternal Sun, to ʿAṯtartu, to ʿAnatu, to all the gods of Alashi[a] (…

The Queen to Yarmîhaddu (RS 96.2039) (3.45S)

(859 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (19) The Queen to Yarmîhaddu (RS 96.2039) (3.45S) 1 Subject: Exod 21:1–6; Judg 6:11 Address (lines 1–3) [Me]ssage of the queen: To Yarmîhaddu, my brother, say: Reference to a Preceding Letter in Reference to a Servant Who Had Fled ( lines 4–17) (As for) the (message)-tablet (in which I said) “Your servant whom I took […]; and I, for my part, gave his wife to you; ll and that servant worked on my farm;2  mm but that servant re…

A Scribe Shows Off (RS 16.265) (3.45OO)

(494 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Scribal Exercises (41) A Scribe Shows Off (RS 16.265) (3.45OO) 1 Subject: 111:8; 148:6 Address and Greetings (lines 1–6) [Me]ssage of ʾIṯtēlu to MNN: May the gods guard you, may they keep you well, may they strengthen you, for a thousand days and ten thousand years, through the endless reaches of time.2  kkk  The Request ( lines 7–16) A request I would make of my brother, my friend, and may he grant it to his brother, his friend, (his) friend forever…

ʾUrǵitēṯub (Urḫi-tešub) to the Queen (RS 20.199) (3.45Y)

(310 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (25) ʾUrǵitēṯub (Urḫi-tešub) to the Queen (RS 20.199) (3.45Y) 1 To the queen, my lady, say: [Me]ssage of ʾUrǵitēṯub, your servant. At the feet of my lady (from) afar seven times and seven times do I fall. With my lady may it be well. May the [go]ds guard you, [may they keep] you well. [Her]e [with me], everything is [ver]y well. There with my lady, whatever is well, send word (of that) back to your servant. Notes^ …

ʾAbniya Isn’t Happy (RS 94.2284) (3.45LL)

(786 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (38) ʾAbniya Isn’t Happy (RS 94.2284) (3.45LL) 1 Subject: 13:12; 6:13; 11:6; 5:22; 1:26; 17:55; 20:3; 25:26; 2 Sam 11:11; 14:19; 2:2, 4, 6; 4:30 Address (lines 1–3) Message of ʾAbniya: To ʾUrtēṯub, ʾUrtēnu, my brother, say: Here … 2 Objects Sent with the Letter ( lines 4–6) With 〈Ba〉naʾilu I (herewith) send (you) two ʾIŠPR and three ʿRMLHḤT and four jars (of wine).3 ʾAbniya’s Problem ( lines 7–17) Now, the heart of your sister…

The Governor to the Queen (RS 94.2479) (3.45Z)

(537 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (26) The Governor to the Queen (RS 94.2479) (3.45Z) 1 Address (lines 1–2) To the queen, my lady, say: Message of the governor, your servant. Prostration and Greeting Formulae ( lines 3–4) [A]t the feet of my lady I fall. With my lady may it be well. Report of Well-being and Request for Return of News ( lines 5–10) Here in the king’s palace, everything is fine. There with my lady, whatever (is fine), may she return …

Provisions Are Running Out (RS 94.2383 + Rs 94.2619) (3.45MM)

(274 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (39) Provisions Are Running Out (RS 94.2383 + Rs 94.2619) (3.45MM) 1 Address and Greeting (lines 1–5) To ʾUrtēnu, my brother, say: Message of ʿUṯtaya, your sister. May the gods keep you well, may they guard you. The Problem ( lines 6–13) (It has been) three days now that there is no food in your house and for [… someone] struck and provisions CARRY (to) the house of the king. Twice now (someone) has taken …

Two Servants to their Master (RS 29.093) (3.45HH)

(1,007 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (34) Two Servants to their Master (RS 29.093) (3.45HH) 1 Subject: 1 Sam 20:6; Neh 13:6; Neh 3:34; 1 Chr 11:8 Address (lines 1–5) To Yadurma, our master, say: Message of Pinḥaṯu and Yarmîhaddu, your servants.2 Greetings and Prostration Formula ( lines 5–10) May it be well with our master. May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. At the feet of our master twice seven times (from) afar we fall.3 The Problem with Binu-ʿAyāna ( lines…

The King of Tyre to the King of Ugarit in the Matter of Storm-Damaged Ships (RS 18.031) (3.45H)

(1,378 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Incoming Correspondence From Other Courts (8) The King of Tyre to the King of Ugarit in the Matter of Storm-Damaged Ships (RS 18.031) (3.45H) 1 Subject: 2 Sam 5:11; 1 Kgs 5:15–25; 9:10–14, 26–27; 10:11, 22; 1 Kgs 18:45; Ezek 13:11, 13; Jon 1:4; Deut 22:9; Gen 12:5; Judg 1:31; 2 Sam 13:33; 19:20; 42:25 Address (lines 1–3) To the king of Ugarit, my brother, say: Message of the king of Tyre, your brother.2  r  Greetings ( lines 4–5) May it be well with you. May the gods guard…

The King to the Queen-Mother In the Matter of the Amurrite Princess (RS 34.124) (3.45D)

(1,486 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Correspondence Between Members of the Royal Family (4) The King to the Queen-Mother1 In the Matter of the Amurrite Princess (RS 34.124) (3.45D) 2 Subject: 1 Kgs 2:19; Ps 51:19; 147:3; 19:12; 1 Kgs 11:1–3; 1 Kgs 10:2, 10; 1 Sam 10:1; 16:1, 13; 1 Kgs 1:39; 2 Kgs 9:1–3, 6; Pss 23:5; 133:2; Exod 20:5–6 Address (lines 1–3) [To the queen, my mother, say: Message of the] k[ing, your son.] Prostration and Greeting Formulae ( line 4–6) At my mother’s feet [I fall]. j With my mother 〈ma…

The King to Ḥayyaʾil Regarding an Allotment of Logs (RS 16.264) (3.45Q)

(1,601 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (17) The King to Ḥayyaʾil Regarding an Allotment of Logs (RS 16.264) (3.45Q) 1 Subject: Gen 6:14; Exod 25:5; 1 Kgs 5:20, 22, 24; 9:11; Ps 22:18 Address (lines 1–3) Message (that) the king spoke: To Ḥayyaʾil:2 Reference to a Previous Letter from Ḥayyaʾil ( lines 4–6) Why do you keep sending me (the following message): “How am I to furnish3 the timbers4  jj for the temple of Damal?”?5 The King’s Decision ( lines 7–21)6 I …

Puduḫepa, Queen of Hatti, to the King of Ugarit (RS 17.434+) (3.45J)

(1,511 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Incoming Correspondence From Other Courts (10) Puduḫepa, Queen of Hatti, to the King of Ugarit (RS 17.434+) (3.45J) 1 Subject: 2 Sam 8:6; 1 Kgs 5:1; Exod 25:4 Address (lines 1–2) [Messa]ge of Puduḫepa, [great] quee[n, que]en [of Hatti:] [To] Niqmaddu say: Report of Well-being ( lines 2–4) He[re with] the Su[n and] with the queen, everything [is well]; now the well-being of your land and [of] the house of the king […].2 First Matter: Tribute ( lines 5–13) Concerning the …

Talmiyānu and ʾAḫātumilki Keep in Touch with an Unnamed Lady (RS 8.315) (3.45C)

(419 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Correspondence Between Members of the Royal Family (3) Talmiyānu and ʾAḫātumilki Keep in Touch with an Unnamed Lady (RS 8.315) (3.45C) 1 Address (lines 1–4) To my mother, our lady, say: Message of Talmiyānu and ʾAḫātumilki, your servants:2 Prostration and Greeting Formulae ( lines 5–9) At the feet of our lady (from) afar we fall. May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. Situation Report ( lines 10–14)3 Here with the two of us everything is very fin…

Unknown, Perhaps the Queen, to Unknown (RS 94.2592) (3.45AA)

(230 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (27) Unknown, Perhaps the Queen, to Unknown (RS 94.2592) (3.45AA) 1 Subject: Ezra 5:4, 10 The Request for Particulars on the bnšm -Personnel (lines 3´-14´) And I, for my part, I do not know who all the servants are who work there. So you, put (the names of) all the servants who work there in a document and have it delivered to me. qq I know what I will do with regard to these (servants). So, as for (every) worker, wh…

Pgn to the King of Ugarit (RS 18.147) (3.45K)

(557 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Incoming Correspondence From Other Courts (11) Pgn to the King of Ugarit (RS 18.147) (3.45K) 1 Address (lines 1–3) Message of PGN, your father: To the king of Ugarit, [my son], say: Greetings ( lines 4–5) May it be well with you. May the gods guard you, may they keep you well. Report of Well-being and Request for Return of News ( lines 6–8) Here with me, it is well. There wi[th] my son, whatever is [w]ell, return word (of that) [to me]. Reference to Previous Correspondence Rega…

A Military Situation (RS 4.475) (3.45BB)

(262 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (28) A Military Situation (RS 4.475) (3.45BB) 1 Subject: Exod 9:3 Address and Greeting (lines 1–3) Message of ʾEwariḏarri: To Pilsiya say: May it be well with you. Hearsay and Request for Confirmation ( lines 5–11) Regarding Tarǵudassi and Kalbiya, I have heard that they have suffered defeat.2 Now if such is not the case, send me a message (to that effect). ʾEwariḏarri’s Situation ( lines 11–13) Pestilence is (at work) here, rr for …

Ṯipṭibaʿlu (Shibti-baʿlu) to the King (RS 18.040) (3.45T)

(440 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between King or Queen and a Non-Royal Personage (20) Ṯipṭibaʿlu (Shibti-baʿlu) to the King (RS 18.040) (3.45T) 1 Subject: 2 Sam 6:13; 1 Kgs 1:9, 19, 25 Address (lines 1–4) To the king, my master, say: Message of Ṯipṭibaʿlu, your [se]rvant: Prostration Formula ( lines 5–8) [At] the feet of my master, [seve]n times, seven times, (from) a[f]ar do I fall. The (Military) Situation in Lawasanda ( lines 9–19) As for your servant, in Lawasanda I am keeping an eye (on …

Brother to Sister (RS 17.063) (3.45DD)

(319 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Between Non-Royal Correspondents (30) Brother to Sister (RS 17.063) (3.45DD) 1 Subject: Lev 14:10 Address, Situation Report, and Third-Party Greetings (lines 1–3) ʿUzzīnu son of Bayaya to his sister ʿUṯtaya: I am alive and well. Say to my mother: “Your ‘master’ is well.”2 Dispatch ( lines 4–6) I (herewith) send to you [an X-measure of Y?] as well as a piece of linen, entrusted to ḤŠ.3 Request ( lines 7–9) Have (him bring) me ten lg-measures of (olive)-oil uu and t…

The King of Hatti to the King of Ugarit (RS 18.038) (3.45I)

(1,628 words)

Contributor(s): Hallo, William W.
Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Ugaritic Letters; Incoming Correspondence From Other Courts (9) The King of Hatti to the King of Ugarit (RS 18.038) (3.45I) 1 Subject: Exod 2:25; Gen 12:10; 26:1; 41:48–57; Ps 23:6; Exod 19:5 Address (lines 1–2) Message of the Sun: To ʿAmmurāpiʾ2 say: Report of Well-being ( lines 3–4) With the Sun everything is very well.3 The Hittite Sovereign’s View of the Previous Reign ( lines 5–10) Bef[ore] the Sun’s [fat]her [your] fath[er],4 his servant, did indeed dwell submissively; y for a…
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