• Ugaritic

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    The Story of Krt

    Introduction

    This document is an Ugaritic text from Ras Shamra, and may be as old as Abraham. It describes the goings-on among the Canaanites on the coast to the north of Gerar. It is both a ritual and a historical document.

    Summary

    The subject of the first tablet is the rehabilitation of the royal house after disaster, with the wooing of Krt. The second tablet describes the royal wedding. The third speaks to the illness and threatened eclips of Krt (the ritual king), when his oldest son Ysb takes advantage to seek to supplant him.
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