Stories from Ancient Canaan

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Michael David Coogan
Westminster Press, 1978 - Literary Criticism - 120 pages
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Contained on fifteen of the cuneiform tables uncovered at the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit are the four major oral Ugartic myths of Aqhat, The Healers, Kirta and Baal. Stories from Ancient Canaan is 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.

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The four myths in this collection were translated from clay tablets found in the ruins of the ancient city of Ugarit, razed during the regional collapse at the end of the Bronze Age. The critical ... Read full review



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Michael David Coogan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He is also Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum.

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