Ugarit and the Old Testament

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Author  Peter C. Craigie
Publisher  William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date   April 1, 1983
ISBN  0802819281
Pages  117

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In 1929, a remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists at Ras Shamra in syria; beneath the soils of a small hill, they discovered the remains and libraries of the ancient city of Ugarit, which had been destroyed by barbarian invaders shortly after 1200BC. This book tells the story of that discovery and describes the life and civilization of the ancient city of Ugarit. In addition to updating the story with more recent archeological finds, this study recounts and assesses the extraordinary impact that the rediscovery has had on the last 50 years of the Old Testament studies.

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