§ 162

Law § 162 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man married a wife, she bore him children, and then that woman has passed on, her father will not lay claim to her dowry; her dowry belongs to her children alone.
Inscription

Cuneiform

Law § 162 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 20, col. R X–R XI, lns. 78–83; 1–6)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum aš-ša-tam i-ḫu-uz DUMU.MEŠ ú-li-súm-ma MUNUS ši-i a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-la-ak a-na še-ri-ik-ti-ša a-bu-ša ú-ul i-ra-ag-gu-um še-ri-ik-ta-ša ša DUMU.MEŠ ša-ma

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 83)

Normalization

šumma awīlum aššatam īḫuz, mārī ulissum-ma sinništum šī ana šīmtim ittalak, ana šeriktīša abūša ul iraggum; šeriktaša ša mārīšā-ma.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 83)

Translation

If a man married a wife, she bore him children, and then that woman has passed on, her father will not lay claim to her dowry; her dowry belongs to her children alone.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 83)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 162 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 4 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/162. [Accessed 11 Jul. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 4). § 162 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/162

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 162 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 4, 2023. Modified May 12, 2024. Accessed July 11, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/162.

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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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