§ 281

Law § 281 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If they are citizens of a different land the purchaser shall state the amount of silver he paid in the presence of the god and the owner of the slave or the maid shall pay the silver and redeem his slave or his slavegirl.

Cuneiform

Law § 281 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 32, col. R XXIII, lns. 88–96)

Transliteration

šum-ma mârê ma-tim ša-ni-tim ša-a-a-ma-nu-ma i-na ma-ḫar i-lim kaspam iš-ḳu-lu i-ga-ab-bi-ma be-el wardim u lu amtim kaspam iš-ḳu-lu a-na tamkarim i-na-ad-di-in-ma lu wara-zu lu ama-zu i-pa-aḳ

Source: Abulhab (2017, p. 107)

Normalization

šumma mārū mātim šanītim, šāyyimānumma(!) ina maḫar ilim kasap išqulu iqabbīma, bēl wardim u lu amtim kasap išqulu ana tamkārim inaddinma, lu warassu lu amassu ipaṭṭar

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 118)

Translation

If they are citizens of a different land the purchaser shall state the amount of silver he paid in the presence of the god and the owner of the slave or the maid shall pay the silver and redeem his slave or his slavegirl.

Source: Richardson (2004, p. 119)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 281 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 8 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/281. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, November 8). § 281 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/281

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "§ 281 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 8, 2023. Modified December 25, 2023. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/281.

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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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