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Bibil Identifier bibil:204404
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Deity Kur(r)a in the First Millennium Sources
Author Younger, K. Lawson Jr.
Journal Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions (Volume: 9, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 1-23 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Recent epigraphic evidence from Cebel İres Dağı, Çineköy and Tell Šēh Hamad have provided further important additional documentation in Phoenician for a deity Kur(r)a. This article investigates the growing attestations for this deity in the first millennium sources, both cuneiform and alphabetic. In light of the growing occurrences of b'l kr, it proposes a reassessment of the enigmatic phrase b'l krntryš in the Phoenician text from Karatepe. The article also presents the limited second millennium data and evaluates the possible connections with the third millennium Eblaite deity Kura.
DOI 10.1163/156921209X449134
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Phoenicia : Religion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Ebla : Religion
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