As with any dictionary of a newly discovered dead language, the aim of this Dictionary of the Ugaritic alphabetic texts is to indicate the stage reached in its lexical description and to serve as a reference work for further study. In this connection, the main interpretative opinions have been included, since to a large extent Ugaritic lexicography remains uncertain. Also the most relevant comparative Semitic material has been provided in order to corroborate the lexical choices adopted by the authors and help readers to verify their own. The new material discovered since 1992 and recently published has also been included, along with all the personal and topographical names as in the two previous editions.
Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Ph.D. (Semitics, 1972), Universidad Complutense (Madrid), is Emeritus Professor at Barcelona University. He has published monographs and many articles on Semitics and on Ugaritic lexicography and literature, including
Mitos y leyendas de Canaán(Ediciones Cristiandad 1981) and
Canaanite Religion (Ugarit-Verlag 2014).
Joaquín Sanmartín, Ph.D. (Semitics, 1978), Biblical Institute (Rome), is Emeritus Professor at Barcelona University. He has published many studies on Akkadian, Hurrian and Ugaritic lexicography and grammar, as well as text editions including
Die keilalphabetischen Texte aus Ugarit, Ras Ibn Hani und anderen Orten (KTU, Ugarit-Verlag 2013, co-edited with M. Dietrich/O. Loretz).
All interested in Semitic, particularly Northwest Semitic, Linguistics as well in Biblical studies and Near Eastern History and Culture in the broader sense.