Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures
Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures provides a 30-minute lesson to accompany each chapter in the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic teaching grammar. Ugaritic is an ancient language of Canaan, written in cuneiform on tablets of clay. Ugaritic is of vital importance for understanding the wider world and culture surrounding the Old Testament text. The grammar and video lectures begin with the alphabet, and each new lesson builds on the ones before. This approach is not, therefore, that of a synthetic Ugaritic grammar—those types of texts often prove to be overwhelming for students.
Instead, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures can readily be used for learning the language by individuals on their own or in a classroom setting. Each chapter in the accompanying grammar concludes with a set of exercises allowing students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.
In short, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures, along with the accompanying grammar, represents an ideal first step for entering the larger world of Semitic languages.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Ugarit in a Nutshell (19 min)
2 - Language Basics (17 min)
3 - Nouns (20 min)
4 - Adjectives (23 min)
5 - Prepositions (14 min)
6 - Pronouns (28 min)
7 - Verbs (26 min)
8 - Moods (22 min)
9 - Infinitives (16 min)
10 - Thematic Stems (33 min)
11 - Weak Verbs (32 min)
12 - Adverbs (18 min)
13 - Miscellanea (19 min)
About the Author
Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Emeritus Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary, a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation and the Chairman of the NIrV Committee. He is the author of Deception in Genesis, The Prophet and His Message, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users, How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, Hidden Prophets of the Bible and is editor and contributor of Mishneh Todah. His passion is to provide curious believers with knowledge of the Old Testament and its culture so that they may grow in their comprehension and appreciation of redemptive history and be adequately prepared to promote and defend the faith through word and action. Michael resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife, Dawn.
Accessible and focused on fundamentals, the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic course taught by Michael Williams provides students with an introduction to reading and study of Ugaritic texts.
With the Ancient Languages Bundle, you’ll learn Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic—everything you need for advanced study of the Bible in the original languages along with a basic understanding of extra-biblical literature.