§ 159

Law § 159 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man who had dispatched a marriage-gift to his father-in-law’s estate and given the bride-price has become attracted to another woman and said to his father-in-law “I will not marry your daughter,” the daughter’s father will keep for himself whatever was brought to him.
Inscription

Cuneiform

Law § 159 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 20, col. R X, lns. 33–46)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum ša a-na É e-mi-šu bi-ib-lam ú-ša-bi-lu ter-ḫa-tam id-di-nu a-na MUNUS ša-ni-tim up-ta-al-li-is-ma a-na e-mi-šu DUMU.MUNUS-ka ú-ul a-ḫa-az iq-ta-bi a-bi DUMU.MUNUS mi-im-ma ša ib-ba-ab-lu-šum i-tab-ba-al

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 383)

Normalization

šumma awīlum ša ana bīt emīšu biblam ušābilu terḫatam iddinu ana sinništim šanītim uptallis-ma ana emīšu “māratka ul aḫḫaz” iqtabi, abi mārtim mimma ša ibbablūšum itabbal.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 101)

Translation

If a man who had dispatched a marriage-gift to his father-in-law’s estate and given the bride-price has become attracted to another woman and said to his father-in-law “I will not marry your daughter,” the daughter’s father will keep for himself whatever was brought to him.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 101)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 159 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 3 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/159. [Accessed 11 Jul. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 3). § 159 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/159

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 159 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 3, 2023. Modified May 9, 2024. Accessed July 11, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/159.

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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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