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Bibil Identifier bibil:201786
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Primer on Ugaritic
Title (English, ) Language, Culture, and Literature
Author Schniedewind, William M.
Author Hunt, Joel H.
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 52208
Place 22:809.26
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-70493-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
226 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract 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 Ugaritic language and comparison to ancient Hebrew as well as Akkadian. The book begins with a general introduction to ancient Ugarit, and the introduction to the various genres of Ugaritic literature is placed in the context of this introduction. The language is introduced by genre, beginning with prose and letters, proceeding to administrative, and finally introducing the classic examples of Ugaritic epic. A summary of the grammar, a glossary, and a bibliography round out the volume. --- • Easy-to-use introduction to the Ugaritic language • Gives a historical, religious, and cultural context to the Ugaritic language • Provides additional resources for further study of Ugaritic --- Contents:1. Ancient Ugarit; 2. School texts: introducing the language and alphabet; 3. Letters (KTU 2): an inductive introduction to Ugaritic; 4. Administrative texts (KTU 4); 5. Legal texts (KTU 3); 6. Literary texts (KTU 1); 7. Grammatical precis.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : 2d millennium : Ugaritic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Ugarit : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Tools
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