The Reading of KTU 1.19:III:41: The Burial of Aqhat

Wayne T. Pitard

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The description of Aqhat's burial in KTU 1.19:iii:41 has been the source of considerable controversy over the past five decades. The primary issue has revolved around the uncertain reading of the last word of the line. A new collation, supported by macro-photographs, argues for reading the disputed word as bknrt, instead of bknkn or bknkt. The meaning of the word, knrt, however, remains obscure.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-38
JournalBulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
StatePublished - Feb 1 1994


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