§ 165

Law § 165 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man gave a field, an orchard, or a house to his heir who pleased him and wrote out a sealed document for him, after the father has gone to his fate, when the brothers take shares, he will take the bequest his father gave him and in addition they will divide the property of the father’s estate equally.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 165 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 21, col. R XI, lns. 33–50)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum a-na IBILA-šu ša i-in-šu maḫ-ru A.ŠÀ gišKIRI6 ù É iš-ru-uk ku-nu-kam iš-ṭur-šum wa-ar-ka a-bu-um a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-al-ku i-nu-ma aḫ-ḫu i-zu-uz-zu qí-iš-ti a-bu-um id-di-nu-šum i-le-qé-ma e-le-nu-um-ma i-na NÍG.GA É A.BA mi-it-ḫa-ri-iš i-zu-uz-zu

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 106–107)

Normalization

šumma awīlum ana aplīšu ša īššu maḫru eqlam kiriam ū bītam išruk kunukkam išṭuršum, warka abum ana šīmtim ittalku inūma aḫḫū izuzzū qīšti abum iddinūšum ileqqē-ma elēnum-ma ina makkūr bīt abim mitḫāriš izuzzū.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 107)

Translation

If a man gave a field, an orchard, or a house to his heir who pleased him and wrote out a sealed document for him, after the father has gone to his fate, when the brothers take shares, he will take the bequest his father gave him and in addition they will divide the property of the father’s estate equally.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 107)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 165 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 4 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/165. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 4). § 165 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/165

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 165 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 4, 2023. Modified March 29, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/165.

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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]

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