Law groups comparison table

Law Groups in Hammurabi's Law Code

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MicroSetSM A small albeit important dataset compiled from several other sources.
Source 16 groups · OMNIKA Foundation (2024)
Laws
Title
Source data The original data from the sources used to compile the MicroSet dataset.
Source #1 15 groups · Richardson (2004, pp. 25–27)
Laws
Title
Source #2 39 groups · Abulhab (2017, p. 7)
Laws
Title
Source #3 18 groups · Handcock (1920, pp. 4–5)
Laws
Title
1
§§ 1–5
Unsubstantiated Allegations
§§ 1–5
Unsubstantiated Allegations
§§ 1–5
Courts and Judiciary Affairs
§§ 1–5
Penalties for false accusation, false evidence, and wrong legal decisions
2
§§ 6–25
Theft, Kidnapping, Robbery
§§ 6–25
Theft
§§ 6–13
Stolen and Missing Property
§§ 6–14
Penalties for theft
3
§§ 26–41
Agricultural Obligations
§§ 26–75
Agriculture
§ 14
Stealing Children
§§ 15–20
Harbouring an escaped slave
4
§§ 42–56
Agricultural Tenants
§§ 76–107
The Merchant
§§ 15–20
Stealing, Hiding, and Finding Slaves
§§ 21–25
highway robbery, and robbery at a fire
5
§§ 57–75
Livestock, Fields, Land
§§ 108–11
Selling Alcohol
§§ 21–24
Home Invasion, Robbery, Deadly Assault, and Liability
§§ 26–41
Privileges and obligations of royal servants, judges, etc.
6
§§ 76–107
Merchants
§§ 112–26
Other People's Property
§ 25
Stealing by Fire Fighters
§§ 42–65
Laws relating to landlord and tenant
7
§§ 108–11
Selling Alcohol
§§ 127–95
Women and Children
§§ 26–41
Military Officers and Government Officials Special Laws
§§ 66–99
Erased [sic]
8
§§ 112–26
Other Peoples' Property
§§ 196–252
Compensation and Fees
§§ 42–58
Fields Contracts and Liability
§§ 100–26
Laws relating to trade and commerce
9
§§ 127–52
Family and Divorce
§§ 253–58
Casual Labour
§§ 59–66
Orchards Contracts and Liability
§§ 100–07
Laws relating to a merchant and his agent
10
§§ 153–64
Family Abuse and Marriage
§§ 259–60
Fines for Stolen Implements
§§ 67–69
Real Estate and Tenant Affairs
§§ 108–11
Laws relating to wine-merchants
11
§§ 165–84
Inheritance
§§ 261–67
Herdsmen and Shepherds
§§ 70–76
Merchants Lending and Profits
§ 112
Liabilities in respect of loss in the transport of goods
12
§§ 185–95
Children
§§ 268–73
Hire of Animals and Equipment
§§ 77–??
Merchants Partnership
§§ 113–19
Laws relating to debt and distraint
13
§§ 196–216
Assault
§ 274
Tradesmen's Rates
§§ ??–108
Merchants and Jobbers Relations
§§ 120–26
Law of bailment
14
§§ 217–40
Compensation and Fees
§§ 275–77
Rates for Boats
§§ 109–11
Alewife and Alcohol Sale
§§ 127–93
Family law
15
§§ 241–52
Value of Animals
§§ 278–82
Slaves Unable to Work
§ 112
Cargo Transportation
§§ 194–233
Criminal law: penalties for assaults, etc.
16
§§ 253–82
Labor, Equipment, Fees
§§ 113–19
Loan Fulfillment and Hostage Taking
§§ 234–40
Laws relating to navigation
17
§§ 120–26
Storage and Lodgment
§§ 241–77
Rates of payment for hire of animals, for work done, etc.
18
§§ 127–52
Family, Divorce, Wife Adultery, and Dishonor
§§ 278–82
The law as affecting slaves
19
§§ 153–58
Sexual Assault, Daughter Abuse, and Murdering Husband
20
§§ 159–64
Marriage, Dowry and Marriage Endowments
21
§§ 165–84
Inheritance
22
§§ 185–94
Adoption and Wet Nurse
23
§§ 195–216
Assault
24
§§ 217–25
Doctors and Veterinarians
25
§§ 226–27
Slave Branding
26
§§ 228–33
Homes, Builders, and Liability
27
§§ 234–40
Boats, Boatmen, and Liability
28
§§ 241–49
Oxen and Donkeys Renting and Liability
29
§§ 250–52
Ox Liability
30
§§ 253–56
Field Laborers, Contractors and Liability
31
§ 257
Unskilled Workers Hiring
32
§ 258
Cattle Herdsman Hiring
34
§§ 259–60
Stealing Field Equipment
35
§§ 261–67
Cattle and Sheep Overseer Hiring and Liability
36
§§ 268–73
Working Animals and Carriage Renting
37
§ 274
Skilled Workers Hiring
38
§§ 275–77
Boats Renting
39
§§ 278–82
Slaves Buying and Ownership

The data below are a MicroSet from the OMNIKA DataStore. A MicroSet is a small albeit important dataset related to one specific topic. Data from sources are compiled and statistically compared. The recommendations reflect the latest, most authoritative scholarship.

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Citation

Dedović, B. "Law Groups - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 10 Oct. 2023, ehlaw.org/lch/law-groups. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, October 10). Law Groups - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/lch/law-groups

APA 7

Dedović, Boban. "Law Groups - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created October 10, 2023. Modified January 25, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/lch/law-groups.

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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

Handcock, Percy S.P. The Code of Hammurabi. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1920.

Harper, Robert F. The Code of Hammurabi, King of Babylon, about 2250 B.C.: Autographed Text, Transliteration, Translation, Glossary, Index of Subjects, Lists of Proper Names, Signs, Numerals, Corrections and Erasures, with Map, Frontispiece and Photograph of Text. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1904.

CHKB

Huehnergard, John. A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.

HAG3

Johns, Claude H.W. Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904.

Johns, Claude H.W. The Oldest Code of Laws in the World. Edinburgh, Scotland: T. & T. Clark, 1911.

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. A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi's Stele. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2014.

CGHS

Richardson, Mervyn E.J. Hammurabi's Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary. New York, NY: T & T Clark International, 2004.

RHL

Roth, Martha T., and Harry A. Hoffner. Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor. Edited by Piotr Michalowski. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press: 1995.

LCFM

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