Further Resources for Akkadian

As I mentioned before, I\’ve decided to start my own informal study of Akkadian.  In that vein, I decided to look around and see what what resources were available on the internet to help me in my pursuit. 

The first stop was ANELanguages.com, which is a great resources for all sorts of ANE Languages (imagine that, right?) including Akkadian, Aramaic, Classical Hebrew, Egyptian Hieroglyphic, and others.  Though the resources available for each language varies, and many of the links are dead, it\’s a great first-stop to get an idea for what\’s available on the internet.  The Akkadian page is here, and includes a nice list of resources, key among them is a link to free PDF downloads of the CAD! (Thanks to the Oriental Institute for their gracious allowance. Also note the terms of use). 

John Huehnergard has also placed a number of his articles and papers online and available for download,  there are a number of related materials available at PDF Pick, and you can see what Charles Halton has put up under his handy Akkadian Language category over at Awilum.  You also might want to check out a nifty explanation of the typography of the alphabet (Aleph Bet, anyone?  Or would you be more familiar with the Alpha Beta?).

Do any of you know of any other online resources available for Akkadian (or other Semitic language) study?

Published by Jared Saltz

Biblical Studies Faculty (Florida College). PhD candidate at HUC-JIR. Husband, father, student.

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