Hammurabi Code Analysis

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People did not like that they had to follow 282 laws by a king. Also, if people didn’t follow them they would get a harsh retribution. Hammurabi was king of Babylon 4,000 years ago. Hammurabi made 282 laws because he believed in fairness to all people. So, was Hammurabi’s code of laws fair to all people? First off, Hammurabi’s code of laws were just based on evidence from the personal injury law, property law, and family law of his code. His first law was personal injury which was fair. For example, for personal injury, law 215 it states “If a surgeon has operated with a bronze lancet on the body of a free man… and saves the man’s life, he shall receive 10 shekels of silver.” Another example is, law 196 it says “If a man has knocked out the eye of a free man, his eyes shall be knocked out.” Many…show more content…
One example is, law 129 which says “If a married lady is caught [in adultery] with another man, they shall bind them and cast them into the water.” At the same time, law 195 conveys “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” Some people may claim that the family law is unjust but actually, it is just too. However, law 148 tells us “If a man has married a wife and a disease has seized her, if he is determined to marry a second wife, he shall marry her. He shall not divorce the wife whom the disease has seized. She shall dwell in the house they have built together, and he shall maintain her as long as she lives.” In particular, law 129 is fair because a woman shouldn’t be caught cheating on someone and if she does then she should get a punishment and she also broke a promise of staying with one person. Law 195 is fair because people who are younger than their parents should not attack their parents they should respect their elders and if a son strikes his father than his hands should be cut off so he learns a lesson of not doing it

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