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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition: The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 2007
Pardee, Dennis

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 pp. x + 149. $55.00


Description: The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. In this book, based on his Schweich Lectures given in 2007, Professor Dennis Pardee describes the origins of the cuneiform alphabetic writing system developed in Ugarit some time before 1250 BC, the use of alphabetic writing at Ugarit, and gives a comparison of Ugaritic and Hebrew literatures

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

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Review by Jeremy M. Hutton
Published 8/23/2014
Citation: Jeremy M. Hutton, review of Dennis Pardee, The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition: The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 2007, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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