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Code of Hammurabi


Known as the Code of Hammurabi, this system of laws set the standard for all future societies.
Bryan Brown  --  Laying Down the LAW
  law of the Babylonian king Hammurabi (roughly 1760 BC is possibly the oldest written code of law known in its entirety) with such concepts as "an eye for an eye" and different treatment for each social class
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Code of Hammurabi Hammurabi’s Code
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  • Known as the Code of Hammurabi, this system of laws set the standard for all future societies.
    Bryan Brown  --  Laying Down the LAW
  • The black stele or obelisk is the Code of Hammurabi, which dates from about 1750 B.C. The treelike structure is a Yahwistjc cult totem from Palestine.
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  • There, they made an astonishing discovery: the stela of Hammurabi’s Code.
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  • Hammurabi’s Code touched every aspect of daily life — including bad weather and the fees for renting oxen.
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  • The asherah and the Code of Hammurabi are in museums.
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  • There is a representation of Marduk here on this stele-the Code of Hammurabi.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Two of the laws in Hammurabi’s Code will sound familiar.
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  • Hiro wanders over to the Code of Hammurabi and has a gander.
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  • But Hammurabi’s Code strove to be fair in ways that we can understand.
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  • Enki, or his son Marduk, tried to reimpose order on society by supplanting the old system of me with a code of laws-The Code of Hammurabi.
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  • Here is one example from Hammurabi’s Code: "If any one is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death.
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