Stories from Ancient Canaan

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-30
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaanhas been recognized as a highly authoritative and readable presentation of the principal Canaanite myths and epics discovered at Ugarit. This fully revised edition takes into account advances in the reading, understanding, and interpretation of these stories since 1978. It also includes two additional texts, as well as expanded introductions, notes, and illustrations.

Author Biography

Michael D. Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He is also editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible and Oxford Biblical Studies Online. Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University and author of many books. He was the 2010-2011 President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Tabletsp. 3
The Gods and Goddesses of Ugaritp. 5
Poetry and Languagep. 9
Ugarit and Ancient Israelp. 13
A Note on This Translationp. 18
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 19
A Note on Sourcesp. 22
Aqhatp. 26
Introductionp. 27
Textp. 34
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