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The eHammurabi Library provides a comprehensive catalog of terms and definitions related to the Law Code of Hammurabi. Each glossary entry contains authoritative definitions from reputable scholars and sources. Anyone can use the eHammurabi Library to get a baseline understanding of technical terms in fields like assyriology, cuneiform studies, sentential logic, and others.

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Dedović, B. "Glossary - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 10 Oct. 2023, ehlaw.org/glossary. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2024]


Dedović, B. (2023, October 10). Glossary - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/glossary


Dedović, Boban. "Glossary - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created October 10, 2023. Modified January 21, 2024. Accessed April 18, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/glossary.

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Huehnergard, John. A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.


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Assyriology is the study of languages, cultures, and civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia.

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Cuneiform Studies is the study of languages with respect to cuneiform, one of the earliest known writing systems.

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Sentential Logic is the study of relationships among words and their meanings in a formal argument structure.

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