Akkadian, being the oldest of Semitic languages, is the most important source of our knowledge of ancient Mesopotamian history, economy, literature and religion. It is also invaluable for comparative Semitics and philology in general.
This book is a translation of Riemschneider's Lehrbuch des Akkadischen, which is by far the richest in the basics of a good textbook, exercises and reading lessons.
This translation has two parts. The first part contains eighteen lessons, which are complete in themselves with rich vocabularies. The second part is a general vocabulary. This translation adds an index and a table of contents, all of which should prove very useful to the reader taking his very first steps in Akkadian. "
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About the Author
Rev. Thomas Caldwell S.J., Marquette University Jesuit Community, Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Professor of Theology, Marquette University.
John F. X. Sheehan, S.J., Director of the psychology and religion program of the Behavioral Medicine Institute, an affiliate of St. Louis University,St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. John N. Oswalt (PhD, Brandeis University) research professor of Old Testament at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi.