Author: Aicha Rahmouni
Translator: J.N. Ford
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004157699 Pages: 480 Price: Europe EURO 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004157699 Pages: 480 Price: U.S. $ 209.00
This volume comprises an analysis of 112 divine epithets occurring in the alphabetic cuneiform texts from Ras Shamra and Ras Ibn Hani. It is intended to encompass all the epithets of the individual Ugaritic deities, semi-divine, and demonic beings, both good and evil, attested in the published texts. The epithets are profound expressions of the religious views of the ancient Ugaritians and their comprehension is essential for understanding the role, character, and status of the various deities in the Ugaritic pantheon. Particular attention has been paid to parallel divine epithets in Akkadian, biblical Hebrew, and classical Arabic.
All those interested in Semitic philology and linguistics, Ancient Near Eastern religion and literature, biblical studies, and history of religion.