John Hobbins who reads Ancient Hebrew Poetry along with a lot of other things has posted his preliminary thoughts on the forthcoming Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns volume to which Charles the Awilum Halton and I contributed. As John says,
Scholars are known to succumb to a grave and debilitating disease: that of spending all their days reading each other rather than the texts and other artifacts that are supposed to be the objects of their research.
Please give John’s post a read. John explains why actually reading texts and reading them in their original languages is a good thing. After that drop by Charles’s place and see what he has to say about what John has to say.
Hopefully, Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns, SBL-ANEM 3, will be available soon (again).