A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian. Edited by JEREMY BLACK, ANDREW GEORGE, and NICHOLAS POSTGATE. SANTAG, vol. 5. Wiesbaden: HARRASSOWITZ VERLAG, 1999. Pp. xxiv + 450. DM 58 (paper). The Concise Dictionary of Akkadian (CDA) has been praised, orally and in reviews, as a handy and reliable tool for the use of first- and second-year students of Akkadian. I too can have only praise for the authors' success in providing a handy desk reference for the seasoned Assyriologist who needs to refresh his memory as he encounters a rare or elusive word. Especially laudable is the CDA's coverage, which encompasses in time and in geographical reach all the areas covered by the much larger dictionaries, and which includes, as does the AHw (von Soden's Akkadisches Handworterbuch) but not the CAD (Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago), some bound morphemes (suffixes and clitics, but not prefixes and infixes). The CDA also lists some names of gods (Ellil but not Ea), not only the common nouns (e/illilu, e/illilutu, eautu--transcribed Ea'utu) derived from them.