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Wayne Pitard

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Contact Information

FLB 3012
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Religions of the Ancient Near East


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1982
B.A., University of Tennessee, 1974

Awards and Honors

Faculty Fellow, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2007-2008.
Two-year grant from University of Illinois Provost’s Office for support of the InscriptiFact Project, 2007
Associate, Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, 2003-2004

Additional Campus Affiliations

Highlighted Publications


The Ugaritic Baal Cycle, Volume 2: KTU 1.3-1.4: Introduction with Text, Translation and Commentary. With Mark S. Smith. Leiden/New York: Brill, 2009.

Ancient Damascus: A Historical Study of the Syrian City-State from Earliest Times until its Fall to the Assyrians in 732 B.C.E.. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1987.


"Temple Building in Northwest Semitic Literature." From the Foundations to the Crenellations: Essays on Temple Building in the Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible, edited by Mark Boda, edited by Jamie Novotny. Munster: Ugarit Verlag, 2010.


"Watch That Margin! Understanding the Scribal Peculiarities of CAT 1.4 Obverse." Maarav, vol. 15, 2009, p. 27-37, pl. V-XII.