The Ugaritic Baal Cycle: Volume I, Introduction with text, translation and commentary of KTU 1.1-1.2

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Mark S. Smith
BRILL, 1994 - Religion - 446 pages
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"The Ugaritic Baal Cycle" offers a translation and the first commentary on the Ugaritic Baal Cycle. The longest and most important religious text from ancient Ugarit, the Baal Cycle witnesses to both the religious worldview of Ugarit and the larger background to many of the formative religious concepts and images in the Bible. The volume treats introductory matters such as date, order and continuity of the tablets, the history of interpretation, and finally a new proposal for the interpretation of text drawing on the insights of previous views as well as newer evidence. The commentary proper provides bibliography, text, textual notes, literary structure and detailed commentary for each column in the first two tablets.
  

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Contents

The Date of the Tablets
1
The Order of Columns in KTU 1 1 and 1 2
20
Literary Classification
26
Grammatical Dating of the Cycle
36
Interpretations of the Baal Cycle
58
Hittite Texts
88
plates IX X VI AB
116
Bibliography
131
Commentary
324
BIBLIOGRAPHY
363
Ugaritic Citations
405
Other Texts Cited
420
Indian Texts General Index
429
Authors Cited
437
PLATES OF TABLETS Plate 1 KTU 1 1 II and III
1
KTU 1 2 III righthand edge
26

Commentary
137
Textual Notes
156
Textual Notes
192
1
211
Text
260
Bibliography
316
KTU 1 2 III 29 lefthand side Plate 28 KTU 1 2 III 39 middle Plate 29 KTU 1 2 III 410 middle Plate 30 KTU 1 2 III 611 righthand side Plate 31 KT...
28
KTU 1 2 IV 16 lefthand side Plate 45 KTU 1 2 IV 16 middle lefthand side
45
KTU 1 2 IV 16 middle righthand side
46
KTU 1 2 IV 16 righthand side
47
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Mark S. Smith, Ph.D. (1985) in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures at Yale University, is Associate Professor of Bible at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He has published extensively on Ugaritic, Israelite Religion and the Psalms.

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