Stories from Ancient Canaan, Second Edition
Michael D. Coogan, Mark S. Smith
Presbyterian Publishing Corp, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 160 pages
The texts from ancient Ugarit are among the most important modern discoveries for understanding the Bible. For more than thirty years, Stories from Ancient Canaan has 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, expanded introductions, and illustrations. Coogan and Smith have collaborated to bring this classic up to date in order to provide accessible and accurate translations of these texts for a new generation of students.
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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
Anat’s ancient Aqhat the Hero Arsay Asherah’s sons Astarte Athtar Baal cycle Baal shatter Baal the Conqueror Baal’s badly damaged Bible biblical blessing Bull called Canaan Canaanite Clouds column Compassionate Danel deities divine Assembly earth El’s Darling El’s Drinking Party El’s son Death enemies Enuma Elish episode Father of Humanity feast fields girded goddess hand Harnamite head heavens holy Hubur hunt Hurriya Ilihu Ilisha Israel Judge River kingship Kirta the Noble Kothar Kothar-wa-Hasis Kotharat lads Lady Asherah Lady Hurriya lamb lapis lazuli Lebanon lines are missing lord Lovely Gods Marduk Message messengers Moon mountain myth narrative ofthe palace Pidray Prince Sea Pugat raised his voice Rapau Rephaim Resheph Rider scribal title Sea’s seven silver son’s story tablet temple thousand throne Tiamat translated Ugaritic Language Ugaritic religion Ugaritic texts underworld voice and declared vultures warriors wept wine word Yahweh Yassub Yatpan Zaphon