A Primer on Ugaritic: Language, Culture and Literature

A Primer on Ugaritic: Language, Culture and Literature

by William M. Schniedewind, Joel H. Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521879337

ISBN-13: 9780521879330

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A Primer on Ugaritic is an introduction to the language of the ancient city of Ugarit, a city that flourished in the second millennium BCE on the Lebanese coast, placed in the context of the culture, literature, and religion of this ancient Semitic culture. The Ugaritic language and literature was a precursor to Canaanite and serves as one of our most important…  See more details below

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A Primer on Ugaritic is an introduction to the language of the ancient city of Ugarit, a city that flourished in the second millennium BCE on the Lebanese coast, placed in the context of the culture, literature, and religion of this ancient Semitic culture. The Ugaritic language and literature was a precursor to Canaanite and serves as one of our most important resources for understanding the Old Testament and the Hebrew language. Special emphasis is placed on contextualization of the Ugartic language and comparison to ancient Hebrew as well as Akkadian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521879330
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Ancient Ugarit; 2. School texts: introducing the language and alphabet; 3. Letters (KTU 2): an inductive introduction to Ugaritic; 4. Administrative texts (KTU 4); 5. Legal texts (KTU 3); 6. Literary texts (KTU 1); 7. Grammatical precis.

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