§ 278

Law § 278 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man bought a male (or) female slave and while he has not (yet) completed one (lit., his) month (of service) epilepsy has befallen him, he may return him to his seller; the buyer in question will receive the silver he paid out.

Cuneiform

Law § 278 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 32, col. R XXIII, lns. 58–66)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum ÌR GEME2 i-ša-am-ma ITU-šu la im-la-ma bé-en-ni e-li-šu im-ta-qú-ut a-na na-di-na-ni-šu ú-ta-ar-ma ša-a-a-ma-nu-um KUG.BABBAR iš-qú-lu i-le-qé

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 202)

Normalization

šumma awīlum wardam amtam išām-ma waraḫšu lā imlā-ma bennī elīšu imtaqut ana nādinānīšu utār-ma šayyāmānum kasap išqulu ileqqe.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 44)

Translation

If a man bought a male (or) female slave and while he has not (yet) completed one (lit., his) month (of service) epilepsy has befallen him, he may return him to his seller; the buyer in question will receive the silver he paid out.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 44)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 278 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 8 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/278. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 8). § 278 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/278

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 278 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 8, 2023. Modified January 24, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/278.

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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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