§ 181

Law § 181 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If the father has offered to the god a temple-woman, a holy-woman or a nun but has not given her a dowry, after the father has passed to his destiny she shall have one-third of an heir's share from the wealth of her father's house and she shall enjoy it as long as she lives. Her affairs belong to her brothers.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 181 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 24, col. R XV, lns. 60–75)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-bu-um šal?ḳadištam u lu NU.PAR a-na ilim iš-ši-ma še-ri-iḳ-tam la iš-ru-uḳ-ši-im wa-ar-ka a-bu-um a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-al-ku i-na ŠA.GA bît a-ba IGI.III.GAL ablûti-ša i-za-az-ma a-di ba-al-ṭa-at i-ik-ka-al wa-ar-ka-za ša aḫ-ḫi-ša-ma

Source: Abulhab (2017, p. 81)

Normalization

šumma abum nadītam qadištam u lu kulmašitam ana ilim iššīma šeriktam la išrukšim warka abum ana šīmtim ittalku, ina makkūr bīt abim šalušti aplūtiša izâzma adi balṭat ikkal. warkassa ša aḫḫīšama.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 100)

Translation

If the father has offered to the god a temple-woman, a holy-woman or a nun but has not given her a dowry, after the father has passed to his destiny she shall have one-third of an heir's share from the wealth of her father's house and she shall enjoy it as long as she lives. Her affairs belong to her brothers.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 101)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 181 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 4 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/181. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 4). § 181 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/181

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 181 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 4, 2023. Modified March 30, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/181.

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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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