Religious Texts from Ugarit: The Words of Ilimilku and His Colleagues

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Nick Wyatt
Sheffield Academic Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Littérature ougaritique - Relation avec l'Ancien Testament - 500 pages
An updated and corrected edition of a classic work, with new material. This book is an up-to-date translation and commentary on the Ugaritic texts. Of interest and importance for a general readership, as well as students and specialists in biblical, classical and religious studies. As well as being intrinsically fascinating, the Ugaritic texts have long been recognized as basic background material for Old Testament study. Ugaritic deities, myths, religious terminology, poetic techniques and general vocabulary are widely encountered by the attentive reader of the Hebrew Bible. The present edition offers an up-to-date translation and commentary based on scrutiny of the original tablets and the most recent academic discussion. While addressing the needs of accurate translation it also attempts to take seriously demands for a readable English version.

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N Wyatt holds a personal chair in Ancient Near Eastern Religions at the University of Edinburgh.

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