§ 66

Law § 66 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man received silver from a merchant and his merchant preṣsed him but there was nothing for him to give (so that) he gave the merchant his orchard after pollination and said to him, “take however many dates grow in the orchard as your silver,” that merchant will not agree; it is the orchard owner who will get the dates that grow in the orchard, and then he will pay the merchant the silver and its interest according to his document, and the orchard owner himself will receive the excess dates that grow in the orchard.

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Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum KUG.BABBAR it-ti DAM.GÀR il-qé-ma DAM.GÀR-šu i-si-ir-šu-ma mi-im-ma ša na-da-nim la i-ba-aš-ši-šum KIRI6-šu iš-tu tar-ki-ib-tim a-na DAM.GÀR id-di-in-ma suluppī(ZÚ.LUM) ma-la i-na KIRI6 ib-ba-aš-šu-ú a-na KUG.BABBAR-ka ta-ba-al iq-bi-šum DAM.GÀR šu-ú ú-ul im-ma-gàr suluppī(ZÚ.LUM) ša i-na KIRI6 ib-ba-aš-šu-ú be-el KIRI6-ma i-le-qé-ma KUG.BABBAR ù MÁŠ-sú ša pī(KA) DUB-pí-šu DAM.GÀR i-ip-pa-al-ma suluppī(ZÚ.LUM) wa-at-ru-tim ša i-na KIRI6 ib-ba-aš-šu-ú be-el KIRI6-ma i-l[e-eq-qé]

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 368)

Normalization

šumma awīlum kaspam itti tamkārim ilqē-ma tamkāršu īsiršū-ma mimma ša nadānim lā ibaššīšum, kirīšu ištu tarkibtim ana tamkārim iddim-ma “suluppī mala ina kirîm ibbaššû ana kaspīka tabal,” iqbīšum, tamkārum šū ul immaggar; suluppī ša ina kirîm ibbaššû bēl kirîm-ma ileqqē-ma kaspam u ṣibassu ša pī ṭuppīšu tamkāram ippal-ma suluppī watrūtim ša ina kirîm ibbaššû bēl kirîm-ma il[eqqe].

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 94)

Translation

If a man received silver from a merchant and his merchant preṣsed him but there was nothing for him to give (so that) he gave the merchant his orchard after pollination and said to him, “take however many dates grow in the orchard as your silver,” that merchant will not agree; it is the orchard owner who will get the dates that grow in the orchard, and then he will pay the merchant the silver and its interest according to his document, and the orchard owner himself will receive the excess dates that grow in the orchard.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 94)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 66 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 29 Oct. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/66. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, October 29). § 66 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/66

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 66 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created October 29, 2023. Modified March 28, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/66.

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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.

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