Book — 1 online resource (xx, 167 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
PREFACE TO FIRST EDITION; PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION; CONTENTS; CONCORDANCE OF TABLETS; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INTRODUCTION; TRANSLITERATION AND TRANSLATION OF THE TEXTS; NOTE ON THE PHONOLOGY OF UGARITIC; GLOSSARY; BIBLICAL AND OTHER REFERENCES; ADDENDA; TABLE OF UGARITIC SIGNS.
The tablets of poetic mythological texts unearthed during the excavation of Urgarit are here edited and translated to shed new light on the religion and literature of the ancient world. 'The tablets ... a.re of great importance for the study of literature and religion in an area of the ancient world which chiefly through the avenue of the Hebrew bible excercised a deep influence on the rise of European civilization. They are enabling scholarship for the first time to arrive at a positive appraisal of the highler levels of Canaanite culture, which is so remorselessly attacked in the Bible but whi.