§ 148

Law § 148 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man married a woman and a skin disease has afflicted her, (and) he has decided to marry another woman, he may marry; he may not divorce his wife whom the disease afflicted; she may live in the household he made and he will support her as long as she lives.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 148 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 18, col. R VIII, lns. 65–81)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum aš-ša-tam i-ḫu-uz-ma la-aᵓ-bu-um iṣ-ṣa-ba-as-sí a-na ša-ni-tim a-ḫa-zi-im pa-ni-šu iš-ta-ka-an i-iḫ-ḫa-az aš-ša-sú ša la-aᵓ-bu-um iṣ-ba-tu ú-ul i-iz-zi-ib-ši i-na É i-pu-šu uš-ša-am-ma a-di ba-al-ṭa-at it-ta-na-aš-ši-ši

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 414–415)

Normalization

šumma awīlum aššatam īḫuz-ma laᵓbum iṣṣabassi ana šanītim aḫāzim pānīšu ištakan, iḫḫaz; aššassu ša laᵓbum iṣbatu ul izzibši; ina bīt īpušu uššam-ma adi balṭat ittanaššīši.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 112)

Translation

If a man married a woman and a skin disease has afflicted her, (and) he has decided to marry another woman, he may marry; he may not divorce his wife whom the disease afflicted; she may live in the household he made and he will support her as long as she lives.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 112)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 148 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 2 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/148. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 2). § 148 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/148

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 148 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 2, 2023. Modified March 29, 2024. Accessed April 18, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/148.

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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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