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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2012
Michael D. Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. Among other works, he is editor of The New Oxford Annotated Bible and Oxford Biblical Studies Online.
Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University and author of many books. He was the 2010-11 President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
"The authors have provided us with a resource that will deepen readers' appreciation of the literary creativity and cultural contributions of the people who lived in the centuries before the biblical traditions emerged. Highly recommended for all readers interested in cultural and religious history." Douglas A. Knight, Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University
"Stories from Ancient Canaan has remained one of the best presentations of Ugaritic texts since its first appearance. In this welcome new edition, the translations have been updated to reflect the great progress in Ugaritic studies over the past three decades, but they retain their wonderful freshness and accessibility." John Huehnergard, Professor Emeritus of Semitic Philology, Harvard University; Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
KleineCharlotte, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5My university professors were correctJanuary 2, 2013KleineCharlotte, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a history major in college this is an excellent book. It provides background, context and the translated text of the Ugaritic stories but with a proper balance not to be dry.
I was looking for a book to find actual quotes a professor (he spoke ancient Greek, Latin and Ugaritic) provided.