The U.S. Constitution and the Code of Hammurabi are written codifications of laws for different civilizations. The U.S. Constitution is for the United States of America and was est...
The Effects of the Hammurabi Code
Hammurabi's Code, created in what is now modern Iraq, marked one of the earliest codified systems of law in the history of human society, coming nearly five millenniums ago. It was not only impressive in its range -- covering class, gender, marriage,...
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient
Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered ...
CODE OF LAWS. 1. If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him, but he
can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death. 2. If any one ...
is famous for demanding punishment to fit the crime (the lex talionis, or an eye for an eye) with different treatment for each social class. (See LOC article on Iraq .) The prologue of the Code
give a glimpse of the relationship between the Babylo... More »
For the complete text and for interesting comparisons in the translation, see the
Code of Hammurabi as rendered at the Avalon Project at Yale Law School.
"An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." This phrase, along with the idea of
written laws, goes back to ancient Mesopotamian culture that prospered long ...
May 29, 2014 ... Hammurabi was the oldest son of Sin-Muballit, and he became the sixth king of
Babylon upon his father's abdication around 1729 BC (based ...
The Code of Hammurabi at Sacred-texts.com, L.W. King, translator.
Dec 17, 2013 ... In the 18th century B.C., the Babylonian King Hammurabi fashioned a
compendium of 282 laws that set standards of conduct and justice for his ...