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A Primer on Ugaritic Language, Culture, and Literature
Schniedewind, William†M. and Joel†H. Hunt

New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007 pp. xv + 226. $39.99


Description: 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.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Ugaritic

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Review by Robert D. Holmstedt
Published 4/26/2008
Citation: Robert D. Holmstedt, review of William M. Schniedewind and Joel H. Hunt, A Primer on Ugaritic Language, Culture, and Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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