Stories From Ancient Canaan
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This book teaches the principal Canaanite religious literature, and is written for the reader without linguistic or scholarly background, and should prove valuable for students of the history of religion, of the Bible, and of comparative literature.
Contained on fifteen of the cuneiform tables uncovered at the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit are the four major oral Ugartic myths ofAqhat,The Healers,KirtaandBaal.Stories from Ancient Canaanis 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.
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.