A trainee and a skilled ugaritic scribe - KTU 1.12 and KTU 1.4

Johnathan Yogev, Shamir Yona

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This paper deals with some of the writing methods which were used by the Ugaritic scribes who made tablets KTU 1.12 and KTU 1.4. Research was carried out using high resolution photographs. Both scribes dealt with the same problem of writing, and found different aesthetic ways in order to deal with it. This allows us to learn about the level of skill of these scribes, and suggests that tablet KTU 1.12 was a scribal exercise, while tablet KTU 1.4 was made by a more experienced scribe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalAncient Near Eastern Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 4 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Archaeology
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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