§ 129

Law § 129 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If an awīlum’s wife has been caught lying with another man, they will be bound and thrown into the water; if the wife’s lord wishes to spare his wife, the king may also spare his servant.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 129 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 15–16, col. R V, lns. 42–53)

Transliteration

šum-ma aš-ša-at a-wi-lim it-ti zi-ka-ri-im ša-ni-im i-na i-tu-lim it-ta-aṣ-bat i-ka-sú-šu-nu-ti-ma a-na me-e i-na-ad-du-ú-šu-nu-ti šum-ma be-el aš-ša-tim aš-ša-sú ú-ba-la-aṭ ù šar-ru-um ÌR-sú ú-ba-la-aṭ

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 400)

Normalization

šumma aššat awīlim itti zikarim šanîm ina itūlim ittaṣbat, ikassûšunūtī-ma ana mê inaddûšunūti; šumma bēl aššatim aššassu uballaṭ u šarrum warassu uballaṭ.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 106)

Translation

If an awīlum’s wife has been caught lying with another man, they will be bound and thrown into the water; if the wife’s lord wishes to spare his wife, the king may also spare his servant.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 106)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 129 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 1 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/129. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 1). § 129 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/129

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 129 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 1, 2023. Modified March 28, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/129.

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Bibliography

Abulhab, Saad D. The Law Code of Hammurabi: Transliterated and Literally Translated from its Early Classical Arabic Language. New York, NY: Blautopf, 2017.

ACH

Bergmann, Eugen. Codex Ḫammurabi: Textus Primigenius. Rome, Italy: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1953.

CHTP

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

HAG3

Huehnergard, John. Key to a Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

HKEY3

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. "OMNIKA: Digital Mythology Library & Search Engine." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation, accessed November 14, 2023. https://omnika.org. [Visit]

Richardson, Mervyn E.J. Hammurabi's Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary. New York, NY: T & T Clark International, 2004.

RHL

Sound of Text Contributors. "Sound of Text: AI Text-to-Speech." Accessed November 14, 2023. https://soundoftext.app. [Visit]

SoT

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