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Code of Hammurabi
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A second-millennium law code developed during the reign of Hammurabi (king of Babylon). Contains 282 laws addressing various social issues and crimes. Divides legal decisions by social class (free men, middle class, and slave).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hammurabi, Code of
Hammurabi, Code of A second-millennium law code developed during the reign of Hammurabi (king of Babylon). Contains 282 laws addressing various social issues and crimes. Divides legal decisions by social class (free men, middle class, and slave).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hammurabi, Law Code of
Hammurabi, Law Code of. Law code devised by Hammurabi, the last great king of the first Babylonian dynasty (c. 1790–1750 bc), to safeguard the rights and define the responsibilities of Babylonian citizens. The laws were inscribed on stelae, which were usually erected in marketplaces or near temples for
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hammurabi, Law Code of
HAMMURABI*, LAW CODE OF Law code devised by Hammurabi, the last great king of the first Babylonian dynasty (c. 1790–1750 bc), to safeguard the rights and define the responsibilities of Babylonian citizens. The laws were inscribed on stelae, which were usually erected in marketplaces or near temples for
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hammurapi, Code of
HAMMURAPI, CODE OF [hah muhr RAH pee] — an ancient law code named after a king who ruled Babylonia from about 1792 to 1750 b.c. These laws from the ancient world are valuable to Bible students because they are so similar to the Law as revealed to Moses in the first five books of the Old Testament.The
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Code of Hammurabi
Code of HammurabiAn ancient Babylonian collection of legal decisions written in 300 paragraphs of Akkadian cuneiform* script. It was discovered at Susa in 1901. Hammurabi was the last king of the first Babylonian Dynasty (circa 1728–1676 b.c.). His legal code covers a variety of matters of a commercial,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HAMMURABI, CODE OF
HAMMURABI, CODE OF. A collection of nearly 300 laws promulgated by King Hammurabi, ruler of Babylon, in the 18th cent. bce. Although these laws are not the earliest ones from Mesopotamia, they are the most comprehensive. Areas covered include some facets of criminal law, business transactions, and property/