origins of early Semitic ritual by S. H. Hooke

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  • Judaism -- Liturgy -- History.,
  • Semitic race -- Religion.,
  • Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Judaism -- Customs and practices.,
  • Ugarit (Extinct city)

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Statementby S.H. Hooke.
SeriesSchweich lectures of the British academy, 1935
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 74 p.
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16584884M

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