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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.
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.