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Ugaritic Letters (3.WS.A.2)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters


Excavations began at the site of Ras Shamra in the spring of 1929 and have continued with some regularity to the present. Over four thousand inscribed objects have been discovered, including many texts in Ugaritic and Akkadian inscribed on clay tablets (overviews in Yon 1997 and Pardee 1997a,b). The Ugaritic poetic corpus has attracted the greatest attention (see introductions to the Ugaritic myths in  COS 1), but the vast majority of texts are prosaic reflections of e…

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Pardee, Dennis, “Ugaritic Letters (3.WS.A.2)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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