The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is pleased to announce a new publication in print and online:

“Like ʾIlu Are You Wise”: Studies in Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures in Honor of Dennis G. Pardee
Edited by H. H. Hardy II, Joseph Lam, and Eric D. Reymond

Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 73
Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2022
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-61491-075-6
ISBN (e-book): 978-1-61491-076-3
Pp. lii + 596; 44 illustrations

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This volume honors Dennis G. Pardee, Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago and one of the preeminent experts in Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, particularly Ugaritic studies. The thirty-seven essays by colleagues and former students reflect the wide range of Professor Pardee’s research interests and include, among other topics, new readings of inscriptions, studies of poetic structure, and investigations of Late Bronze Age society.