Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview


The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664232429
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 943,369
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D. Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. Among other works, he is editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible and Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University and author of many books. He was the 2010-11 President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

The Tablets 3

The Gods and Goddesses of Ugarit 5

Poetry and Language 9

Ugarit and Ancient Israel 13

A Note on This Translation 18

Suggestions for Further Reading 19

A Note on Sources 22

Aqhat 26

Introduction 27

Text 34

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