Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ba'al wants to remind you... come to the temple this month.

I have a message to declare to thee,
A matter I would recount.
A word of wood,
And a whisper of stone,
The murmur of the Heavens to the Earth,
Of the Deep to the Stars.
I understand lightning not known to the Heavens,
A matter men do not know,
Nor understood by the earthly multitudes.
Come, pray, and I shall reveal it,
In the midst of my mountain,
In the holy place,
The mountain of my inheritance,
The pleasant place,
The hill of my victory.

--From the Ugaritic Ba'al Cycle

P.S. The formatting here was tricky, so appreciate the clear parallelisms.

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