Today was my first day teaching this semester. I have a great group of students for a Biblical Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis class–they make teaching tremendously fun. If this were not wonderful enough, my awesome wife gave me a little gift to celebrate the new semester (it’s good to have an Eisenbrauns wish list):
Edited by Simo Parpola and Robert M. Whiting
Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project – NATCP, 2008
xxii + 289 pages, English and Akkadian
Your Price: $75.00
As soon as I saw the announcement that this volume was coming out, I knew that it was something that I would want to add to my library.Â However, I must admit that I had a bit of a “wait and see” attitude with respect to the English-Assyrian part of the dictionary.Â I just wasn’t too sure how extensive the English lemmas would be.
Well, I’ve waited and seen and it turns out that my initial skepticism was not warranted.Â This dictionary is very well done and if you are interested in Assyriology or Semitics, it will be very handy for you.Â I knew that they would include all the standard English words, but when I saw that they had Assyrian lemmas for the following I was really impressed:Â itch, itsy-bitsy, jaded, jingle, jocund, and jokester.
Here’s a pdf scan of the beginning of the J’s so you can see the graphical layout and a further sample of the book: