Compare And Contrast The Code Of Hammurabi

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Hammurabi was a Babylonian king during 1792-1750 BC, also known as the creator of The code of Hammurabi. The code of Hammurabi consist of over 250 different laws and within these laws are rules and regulations on how the people in the Babylonian society should behave and act. An eye for an eye and tooth for tooth is a paraphrase of Hammurabi's code because of how extreme these laws are. Law 200 verifies that the reference an eye for an eye and tooth for tooth is in fact very accurate as the law states that if a man knocks out the teeth of his equal then his teeth shall be knocked out as well. This clearly shows that the man has every right to replay the action towards the other person without any consequences. In law 202 you can sense some sort of ranking system and that people of higher or lower rank is treated differently, as it says that if someone from a lower rank strikes a man of higher rank than he is, he will be receiving double the damage back. In this case the person …show more content…
I would say that this is a reliable source for someone who is studying The Babylonian society. Today the leaders in the middle east are very controlling about how their country should be ruled, whether its because of power or for religious reasons are different in each city, which is very much like how Hammurabi wanted his city to be ruled. What we dont actually know about Hammurabis code is that if the laws were actually being followed and if Hammurabi succeed with ruling his empire, because we do not have anyone today to tell us whether the rules were being followed or not. Another thing would be if the rules were meant to actually be rules and not just something that Hammurabi would wish would come

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