Gary Staats equips students with an inductive Akkadian grammar, promoting better understanding of the Akkadian language’s grammatical conventions. Based on the Epilogue of Hammurabi’s Code, this grammar is laid out in list form, with brief sections of text illustrating Akkadian syntax and word usage. Following the grammar, Staats includes an interlinear word-by-word translation of the Epilogue of Hammurabi’s Code, to further aid in your Akkadian study.
This accessible Akkadian grammar is a helpful tool to more fully understand the Hebrew Bible, the world of the Old Testament, and the socio-economic and political environment of the nations of the Fertile Crescent.
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Check out more of Staats’ grammatical studies: Jesus Christ through Hebrew Grammar Collection (5 vols.) and Holy, Holy, Holy!: The Vision and Call of the Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 6—A Grammatical Study with Application.
Gary Staats is the Gale and Harriette Ritz Professor of Old Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio. He earned his PhD in Hebrew and Near Eastern languages at New York University in 1989. Staats has been a professor and pastor for many years, serving at various schools and in numerous pastorates.