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Stories from Ancient Canaan: Second Edition
Coogan, Michael D. and Mark S. Smith, editors

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2012 pp. x + 180. $25.00


Description: 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.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Ugaritic, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History

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Review by Henk Potgieter
Published 12/5/2012
Citation: Henk Potgieter, review of Michael D. Coogan and Mark S. Smith, eds., Stories from Ancient Canaan: Second Edition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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