In this classic Akkadian glossary, Bezold provides a brief entry for each word. He provides definitions in German and occasional parallel Akkadian terms. Following Bezold's death, the text was prepared for press by Albrecht Gotze and Adele Bezold (Bezold's wife). Frau Bezold also prepared an extensive index of German definitions.
Carl Bezold K. C. Hanson
Carl Bezold (1859-1922) studied Semitics at the University of Leipzig with Friedrich Delitzsch. Afterwards, he was Privatdozent at Munich and then a cataloguer of Akkadian tablets in the British Museum before being appointed to a professorship at the University of Heidelberg. His many publications include Ninive und Babylon; Die babylonisch-assyrischen Keilinschriften und ihre Bedeutung fur das Alte Testament; Astronomie, Himmelsschau und Astrallehre bei den Babylonien; Historische keilschrifttexte aus Assur; and Sternglaube und Sterndeutung.