§ 279

Law § 279 of Hammurabi's Code

Summary
slave owners are liable for the actions of slaves.
Translation
If a man bought a male (or) female slave and (s)he has incurred legal claims, his seller will pay the claims.

Cuneiform

Law § 279 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 32, col. R XXIII, lns. 67–71)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum ÌR GEME2 iša-am-ma ba-aq-ri ir-ta-ši na-di-na-an-šu ba-aq-ri i-ip-pa-al.

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 202)

Normalization

šumma awīlum wardam amtam išām-ma baqrī irtaši nādināššu baqrī ippal.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 44)

Translation

If a man bought a male (or) female slave and (s)he has incurred legal claims, his seller will pay the claims.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 44)

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Logic Map for § 279

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  • 1 If
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  • 3 a man
  • 4 bought
  • 5 a male (or) female slave
  • 6
  • 7 and
  • 8
  • 9 s/he
  • 10 has incurred legal claims,
  • 11
  • 12 [then]
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  • 14 his seller
  • 15 will pay the claims.
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Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 279 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 8 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/279. [Accessed 18 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 8). § 279 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/279

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 279 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 8, 2023. Modified February 4, 2024. Accessed April 18, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/279.

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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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