§ 151

Law § 151 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a woman living in a man’s house has contracted (with) her husband to make out a tablet so that a creditor of her husband may not seize her, if that man owed a debt before he married that woman, his creditors will not seize his wife; and if that woman owes a debt before she enters the man’s house, her creditors will not seize her husband.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 151 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 19, col. R IX, lns. 26–51)

Transliteration

šum-ma MUNUS ša i-na É a-wi-lim wa-aš-ba-at aš-šum be-el ḫu-bu-ul-lim ša mu-ti-ša la ṣa-ba-ti-ša mu-sà úr-ta-ak-ki-is DUB-pa-am uš-te-zi-ib šum-ma a-wi-lum šu-ú la-ma MUNUS šu-a-ti i-iḫ-ḫa-zu ḫu-bu-ul-lum e-li-šu i-ba-aš-ši be-el ḫu-bu-ul-li-šu aš-ša-sú ú-ul i-ṣa-ba-tu ù šum-ma MUNUS ši-i la-ma a-na É a-wi-lim i-ir-ru-bu ḫu-bu-ul-lum e-li-ša i-ba-aš-ši be-el ḫu-bu-ul-li-ša mu-sà ú-ul i-ṣa-ba-tu

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 77)

Normalization

šumma sinništum ša ina bīt awīlim wašbat aššum bēl ḫubullim ša mutīša lā ṣabātīša muṣa urtakkis ṭuppam uštēzib, šumma awīlum šū lāma sinništam šuāti iḫḫazu ḫubullum elīšu ibašši, bēl ḫubullīšu aššassu ul iṣabbatū; u šumma sinništum šī lāma ana bīt awīlim irrubu ḫubullum elīša ibašši, bēl ḫubullīša mussa ul iṣabbatū.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 78)

Translation

If a woman living in a man’s house has contracted (with) her husband to make out a tablet so that a creditor of her husband may not seize her, if that man owed a debt before he married that woman, his creditors will not seize his wife; and if that woman owes a debt before she enters the man’s house, her creditors will not seize her husband.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 78)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 151 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 3 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/151. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 3). § 151 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/151

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 151 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 3, 2023. Modified March 29, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/151.

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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.

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

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