§ 167

Law § 167 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man married a wife and she bore him children, (and) that woman has passed on, and after her (death) he has married another woman and she has born children, after the father has passed on the children will not share according to the mothers; they will receive their mothers’ dowry, but they will share the property of the father’s estate equally.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 167 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 21, col. R XI–XII, lns. 74–87; 1–8)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum aš-ša-tam i-ḫu-uz-ma DUMU.MEŠ ú-li-súm MUNUS ši-i a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-la-ak wa-ar-ki-ša MUNUS ša-ni-tam i-ta-ḫa-az-ma DUMU.MEŠ it-ta-la-ad wa-ar-ka«-nu-um» a-bu-um a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-al-ku DUMU.MEŠ a-na um-ma-tim ú-ul i-zu-uz-zu še-ri-ik-ti um-ma-ti-šu-nu i-le-qú-ma NÍG.GA É A.BA mi-it-ḫa-ri-iš i-zu-uz-zu

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 178)

Normalization

šumma awīlum aššatam īḫuz-ma mārī ulissum, sinništum šī ana šīmtim ittalak, warkīša sinništam šanītam ītaḫaz-ma mārī ittalad, warka abum ana šīmtim ittalku, mārū ana ummātim ul izuzzū; šerikti ummātīšunu ileqqû-ma makkūr bīt abim mitḫāriš izuzzū.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 37)

Translation

If a man married a wife and she bore him children, (and) that woman has passed on, and after her (death) he has married another woman and she has born children, after the father has passed on the children will not share according to the mothers; they will receive their mothers’ dowry, but they will share the property of the father’s estate equally.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 37–38)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 167 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 4 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/167. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 4). § 167 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/167

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 167 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 4, 2023. Modified March 29, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/167.

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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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