§ 274

Law § 274 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
[mostly broken] If a man intends to hire someone who is a craftsman, the fee for one day is:
or ... five grains of silver;
or a textile worker ... five grains of silver;
or a linen-weaver ... silver;
or a seal cutter ... silver;
or a maker of bows ... silver;
or a smith ... silver;
or a carpenter ... four (?) grains of silver;
or a leather-worker ... grains of silver;
or a basket-maker ... grains of silver;
or a builder ... silver.

Cuneiform

Law § 274 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 32, col. R XXIII, lns. 20–44)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum mâr ummânim i-ig-ga-ar ID amêlu . . . . . V ŠE kaspim ID amêluGAB.A V ŠE kaspim [ID] amêluKAD [VŠE] kaspim [ID] amêluGUL . . . . [ŠE] kaspim [ID] amêluGA(?) . . . [ŠE] kaspim ID . . . . tu(?) . . . [ŠE] kaspim [ID] . . . nangarim IV ŠE kaspim ID SA IV ŠE kaspim ID AT.KIT . . . ŠE kaspim ID amêlubânîm . . . [ŠE] kaspim i-na [ûmi] Ikam [i-na-ad-di]-in

Source: Abulhab (2017, p. 105)

Normalization

[badly broken] šumma awīlum mār ummānim iggar,
idī [ ] ... 5 uṭṭet kaspam
idī kāmidim ... 5 uṭṭet kaspam
[idī] ša kitîm ... [uṭṭet] kaspam
[idī] purkullim ... [uṭṭet] kaspam
[idī] sasinnim ... [uṭṭet] kaspam
[idī] nappāhim ... [uṭṭet] kaspam
idī naggārim ... 4(?) uṭṭet kaspam
idī aškāpim ... [ ] uṭṭet kaspam
idī atkuppim ... [ ] uṭṭet kaspam
[idī] itinnim ... [...uṭṭet] kaspam
[ina ūnim] ištēn [inaddin]

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 116)

Translation

[mostly broken] If a man intends to hire someone who is a craftsman, the fee for one day is:
or ... five grains of silver;
or a textile worker ... five grains of silver;
or a linen-weaver ... silver;
or a seal cutter ... silver;
or a maker of bows ... silver;
or a smith ... silver;
or a carpenter ... four (?) grains of silver;
or a leather-worker ... grains of silver;
or a basket-maker ... grains of silver;
or a builder ... silver.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 117)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 274 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 8 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/274. [Accessed 12 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 8). § 274 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/274

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 274 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 8, 2023. Modified March 3, 2024. Accessed April 12, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/274.

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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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