The ʾAqhatu Legend (1.103)(13,027 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Epic


The ʾAqhatu story was recorded on three tablets that were discovered during the second and third campaigns at Ras Shamra (1930–1931). Lacunae prevent a complete understanding of the story, which must have been longer, recorded on tablets never discovered. Like the story of Kirta, this one tells how a father obtained a son, here Dānīʾilu and …

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Pardee, Dennis. "The ʾAqhatu Legend (1.103)." Context of Scripture Online. Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 31 March 2015 <>

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