Urgaritic poem of the birth of twin gods
Source document: Religio. 1994, vol. 2, iss. 1, pp. -69
ISSN1210-3640 (print)2336-4475 (online)
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First alphabetic cuneiform tablets were found on Ras Shamra at the Mediterranean shore in Northern Syria by French archaeological expedition led by Claude Schaeffer in 1929. Thanks to expeditious publication by Charles Virolleaud the seript was soon deciphered. The language of the Old Canaanite texts was made understandable with help of related Hebrew and also Arabic. Among these texts religious poetry is well represented; it is composed in parallelistic verses consisting of two cola (the term "dicolon" coresponds to world attested in Greek, the commonly used "bicolon" is a combination of Latin and Greek components) or three cola ("tricolon"). ...