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Ugaritic and Biblical Hebrew
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Ugaritic is the ancient Northwest Semitic language that was spoken in the late Bronze Age in the Kingdom of Ugarit (on the coast of modern Syria) until its final destruction ca. 1185 B.C.E. The first texts were discovered in 1929. Almost all come from the city of Ugarit (Ras Shamra) or the nearby site of Ra…

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Ford, J. N., “Ugaritic and Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000287>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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