A Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition (2 vols.)


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Since the mid-twentieth century Ugaritic studies has witnessed an enormous increase of edited texts. Naturally, but scattered in numerous publications, at the same time huge advances have been made in epigraphy, grammatical analysis and lexicography.
The current dictionary is an updated and considerably augmented English edition – prepared by W.G.E. Watson – of G. Del Olmo Lete and J. Sanmartín, Diccionario de la lengua ugaritica. It systematically brings together all insights gained so far, and provides answers to numerous existing lexical problems by applying new techniques of lexicographical analysis, and at the same time drawing from conclusions reached in other branches of Semitic philology.
The work is a complete inventory of words (morphemes) and meanings, affixes and proper names of Ugarit as studied so far. With isolexemes, full bibliographical references and translations in context.
A true, modern and indispensable key to understanding Ugarit.

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Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Ph.D. (1972) in Semitic Philology, University of Madrid, is ordinary Professor of Hebrew Language at the University of Barcelona. He has specialized in Northwest Semitic Philology and published extensively on Ugaritic and Biblical Hebrew studies, inclusing Mitos y leyendas de Canaán (1981) and La religión cananea (1992, Eng. 1999).
Joaquín Sanmartín, Ph.D. (1978) in Biblical Sciences, Biblical Institute, Rome, is ordinary Professor of Semitic Philology at the University of Barcelona. He has published extensively on Ugaritic, Akkadian and Hebrew, including the co-edition (with M. Dietrich and O. Loretz) of the Cuneiform Alphabetic Texts from Ugarit (KTU).
'The volumes need to be in every serious theological library.'
David W. Baker, Ashland Theological Journal, 2004.
All those interested in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East, including biblical scholars, and semitists and linguists in general.
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