9780664241841

Stories from Ancient Canaan

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664241841

  • ISBN10:

    0664241840

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1978-05-01
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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Summary

Contained on fifteen of the cuneiform tables uncovered at the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit are the four major oral Ugartic myths ofAqhat,The Healers,KirtaandBaal.Stories from Ancient Canaanis the first to offer a one-volume translation of all four. This accessible book teaches the principal Canaanite religious literature, and will be useful to students of the history of religion, of the Bible, and of comparative literature.

Table of Contents

PREFACE 7(2)
INTRODUCTION 9(18)
The Tablets 10(1)
The Gods of Ugarit 11(3)
Poetry and Language 14(4)
Ugarit and Israel 18(5)
A Note on This Translation 23(1)
Suggestions for Further Reading 24(1)
A Note on Sources 25(2)
AQHAT
27(21)
Introduction
27(5)
Text
32(16)
THE HEALERS
48(4)
Introduction
48(2)
Text
50(2)
KIRTA
52(23)
Introduction
52(6)
Text
58(17)
BAAL
75(41)
Introduction
75(11)
Text
86(30)
GLOSSARY OF NAMES 116

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