Basics of Akkadian: A Grammar, Workbook, and Glossary (Paperback)

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Equips Students with Essential Tools to Quickly Grasp Akkadian and Move into Translation

Basics of Akkadian: A Complete Grammar, Workbook, and Lexicon, by Gordon P. Hugenberger with Nancy L. Erickson, is a one-semester introductory textbook to the Akkadian language. The grammar provides students with essential tools in order to quickly grasp the Akkadian language and move into translation. Designed around the Laws of Hammurabi, each chapter includes:

  • Explanation of grammatical points
  • Signs that need to be learned
  • Vocabulary
  • Exercises

Short contributions that highlight the unique significance of learning Akkadian for the studies of the Hebrew Bible are also included throughout the grammar. By the end of the grammar, students will have:

  • Read through a sixth of the Laws of Hammurabi
  • Learned how to read Neo-Assyrian script
  • Transliterate that script, normalize the transcription, and translate

Robust appendices at the back of the book include major paradigms, a list of cuneiform signs, an alphabetical list of V, CV and VC cuneiform signs, and a complete Akkadian glossary. Basics of Akkadian is designed for classroom use as well as the independent learner. Students will acquire all the necessary tools to either pursue additional studies of the Akkadian language or to utilize the information gained for better understanding the cognitive environment of the biblical world and to engage thoughtfully and carefully with Akkadian literature.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780310134596
ISBN-10: 0310134595
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: November 15th, 2022
Pages: 368
Language: English