Stories from Ancient Canaan   -     Edited By: Michael Coogan
    By: Michael David Coogan, ed. & trans.
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Stories from Ancient Canaan

Edited By: Michael Coogan
Westminster John Knox Press / 1978 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)"The first popularly written, one-volume translation of all four major oral Ugaritic myths---Aqhat, The Healers, Kirta, and Baal. Lively and accurate introduction into the world of the ancient Israelites and their neighbors,"---Biblical Archaeology Review. 120 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1978
Dimensions: 5 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0664241840
ISBN-13: 9780664241841
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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

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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