Untold Stories: The Bible and Ugaritic Studies in the Twentieth Century

Untold Stories: The Bible and Ugaritic Studies in the Twentieth Century

by Mark S. Smith
     
 

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This book traces the history of Ugaritic studies and their impact on the study of the Bible. From the first discoveries in the late 1920s through the end of the millennium, Ugaritic studies have revolutionized the modern understanding of the Bible. The stories told in this book combine analysis of the major trends and intellectual approaches taken in various periods…  See more details below

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This book traces the history of Ugaritic studies and their impact on the study of the Bible. From the first discoveries in the late 1920s through the end of the millennium, Ugaritic studies have revolutionized the modern understanding of the Bible. The stories told in this book combine analysis of the major trends and intellectual approaches taken in various periods with firsthand accounts of the major Ugaritic and biblical scholars drawn from personal interviews and letters, including previously unknown sources from several archival collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565635753
Publisher:
Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark S. Smith is the Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University. Smith's books include The Early History of God, The Ugaritic Baal Cycle (volume 1), The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus, and The Origins of Biblical Monotheism. He has also published Dead Sea Scroll texts and written numerous studies on biblical books, the religion of ancient Israel, and Hebrew grammar.

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