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An Introduction to Ugaritic
Huehnergard, John

Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2012 pp. xviii + 246. $69.95


Description: Highly respected linguist John Huehnergard brings his command of and vast knowledge in the field of comparative Semitic linguistics to this introductory grammar. Every aspect of the grammar is enriched by his broad understanding, while maintaining an unexcelled directness and order to the learning of the fundamental grammar of Ugaritic. Designed for students already familiar with Biblical Hebrew, this grammar contains the information necessary to help them become proficient in Ugaritic, and includes exercises to assist in learning basic grammar before commencing work with the actual Ugaritic texts. It is set apart from other gram¨mar books by its immense understanding of comparative Semitic grammar, and the concise and accurate manner in which Huehnergard presents the information.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Ugaritic

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Review by Philip C. Schmitz
Published 3/7/2015
Citation: Philip C. Schmitz, review of John Huehnergard, An Introduction to Ugaritic, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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