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Why Learn Babylonian Akkadian?

Understand the connections of Assyria and Babylonia to the Bible through 3000 years of history:

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Find out more about studying Akkadian.

Throughout this online course, you will:

Explore the people of this ancient world through their language.
View actual records of history written by people who lived then.
Read Epic of Gilgamesh in the original language.
Learn from a Harvard-educated teacher of near eastern languages and civilizations.
Study the textbook, A Grammar of Akkadian, by John Huehnergard.
Enjoy live, online classes with the personal attention of your professor.
Learn the importance of Akkadian to the Bible.

Study Akkadian with Richard Jude Thompson, Ph.D.

Are you looking for a professor who brings his passion for ancient languages and history to the classroom?

Dr. Thompson

  • Is experienced in teaching languages online and in the classroom,
  • Enjoys interacting with his students of all ages and backgrounds,
  • Shares his excitement in studying sources in the original language,
  • Teaches Akkadian, Aramaic, Classical Hebrew, and Hellenistic Greek,
  • Has a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University (2011).

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Read more about Dr. Richard Jude Thompson’s experience.

Learn Akkadian and Read the Epic of Gilgamesh

Would you like to decipher the ancient script of Akkadian? Read the Epic of Gilgamesh in the original language? Deepen your understanding of the world from which the Bible emerged?

Here’s your chance to study Akkadian with a Harvard scholar and experienced teacher of ancient languages.

Explore Akkadian—rarely taught outside of a university.
Learn the sounds and grammar of the language step-by-step.
Study Akkadian script, transliteration, and translation.
Read and discuss the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh.
Enjoy a supportive, intimate learning environment.
Participate in a thirty-week, live online course.

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Classes begin in January, 2020 Learn More

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