The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition by Dennis Pardee

The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

byDennis Pardee

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The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry.In this book, based on his Schweich Lectures given in 2007, Professor Dennis Pardee describes the origins of the cuneiform alphabetic writing system developed in Ugarit some time before 1250 BC, the use of alphabetic writing at Ugarit, and gives a comparison of Ugaritic and Hebrew literatures

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Dennis Pardee is Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies, University of Chicago. He is a member of the Mission de Ras Shamra.
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Title:The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary CompositionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:February 19, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Alphabetic Origins2. Ugaritic Literary Composition3. Literary Composition in the Hebrew bible: the View from Ugarit