§ 228

Law § 228 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a house builder built a house to completion for a man, he will give as his fee two shekels of silver for each mūšarum of the house.

Cuneiform

Law § 228 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 28, col. R XIX, lns. 56–63)

Transliteration

šum-ma ŠITIM É a-na a-wi-lim i-pu-uš-ma ú-ša-ak-li-il-šum a-na 1 mūšar(SAR) É 2 GÍN KUG.BABBAR a-na qí-iš-ti-šu i-na-ad-di-iš-šum

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 331)

Normalization

šumma itinnum bītam ana awīlim īpuš-ma ušaklilšum, ana ištēn mūšar bītim šinā šiqil kaspam ana qīštīšu inaddiššum.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 83)

Translation

If a house builder built a house to completion for a man, he will give as his fee two shekels of silver for each mūšarum of the house.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 83)

GrammarSnifferSM

Akkadian Words in Law § 228

šumma (conditional Particle) "if; whether"

awīlim (Noun form) Masculine Singular Genitive of awīlu "man"

mušaru (Noun) "measurement for surface area; land surface area"

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 228 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 6 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/228. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 6). § 228 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/228

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 228 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 6, 2023. Modified February 28, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/228.

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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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