This text provides a translation and commentary on the Ugaritic Baal Cycle. The longest and most important religious text from ancient Ugarit, the Baal Cycle witnesses to both the religious world-view of Ugarit and the larger background to many of the formative religious concepts and images in the Bible. The volume treats introductory matters such as date, order and continuity of the tablets, the history of interpretation, and a proposal for the interpretation of text, drawing on the insights of previous views, as well as newer evidence. The commentary provides a bibliography, text, textual notes, literary structure and detailed commentary for each column in the first two tablets.
Text, Translation and Commentary
KTU 1.1 = CTA 1 = UT ?nt: Plates IX, X = VI AB
KTU 1.2 = CTA 2.3 = UT 129 = III ABC