Moreover, the theophanic descriptions of Yahweh and those of Baal are so strikingly similar that Cross contended, "Israel used traditional Canaanite language
in early descriptions of Yahweh's theophany, and it is this traditional poetic language, objectified and historicized in excessively literal prose that we find in the Epic accounts of the revelation at Sinai." (28) Interestingly, the Bible also preserves evidence that Yahweh could be referred to as Baal (or lord).
Is Ugaritic a Canaanite Language? In Ugarit and the Bible, ed.
(12) Although some of the Canaanite languages, such as Phoenician, attest to the collapse of diphthongs, the evidence for this feature in other dialects is inconsistent.
Kogan finds that the number of shared exclusive vocabulary items between Ugaritic and some Canaanite languages (78) is much larger than the number of unique lexical items Ugaritic shares with other languages (2010: 308).
Grabbe: "Thus, one people who spoke the Canaanite language
, who preserved Canaanite culture, and who carried on Canaanite traditions and literary forms was Israel." Lester L.
I am pleased to see that the author does not consider Ugaritic a Canaanite language
, since I have long favored this perspective, believing that Ugaritic shares more features with Arabic than many classifications would have us believe (the author seems unaware of my "Does Ugaritic Go with Arabic in Semitic Genealogical Sub-Classification?" Folia Orientalia 28 : 115-28).
Classifying the language of the inscription as the Philistine version of whatever Canaanite language
the Philistines had adopted, as does Lema ire,  is of no help for such an hypothesis, for no known Canaanite language
retained at this period either the nominative dual form or the productive dual (defined as the ability to express any common noun as singular, dual, and plural).
293-341); "Is Ugaritic A Canaanite Language?," by Joseph Tropper (pp.
Rainey concluded some years ago that Canaanites were considered foreigners at Ugarit.(1) Because the Israelites, according to various passages in the Hebrew Bible, considered Canaanite religion as inimical to theirs, many authors have lumped Ugaritic polytheistic religion together with the polytheistic religions of Phoenicia and Palestine as "Canaanite." The studies of Tropper and Grabbe challenge these two notions directly, the first attempting to prove that Ugaritic is a Canaanite language, the second that "Israelite" is only a subset of "Canaanite." Others here, such as Gibson, seem not to be adverse to a definition like Grabbe's, but keep part of the biblical paradigm in holding that the Israelites only became Canaanite when they entered Canaan from Egypt.
They reflect the simplification and reduction of the consonant inventory in Canaanite/Phoenician and in Ugaritic, a Canaanite language
in peripheral position in the northernmost area of its linguistic group.(39)
Steiner), Phoenician and the Eastern Canaanite Languages
(Stanislav Segert), Classical Arabic (Wolfdietrich Fischer), Sayhadic (Epigraphic South Arabian) (Leonid E.
Furthermore, Phoenician and Moabite are Canaanite languages
. That the author defines a noun as "a word used to denote a person, place, or thing" (p.