Ancient hymn from Ugarit

Reading a clay tablet with ancient written music:

The notation here is essentially a set of instructions for intervals and tuning based around a heptatonic diatonic scale. There’s much more detail about the precise language and instructions here .
The lyrics are very difficult to translate, but one academic has come up with this rendering of them:
‘Once I have endeared the deity, she will love me in her heart,
the offer I bring may wholly cover my sin,
bringing sesame oil may work on my behalf in awe may I’


And here is the video:



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I have many interests, but will blog mostly about what I read in the fields of Bible and religion.
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