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Also known as Hammurapi. King of Babylon, Middle Chronology 1792–1750 bc. Created the Babylonian Empire during the Old Babylonian Period. Best known for commissioning the Code of Hammurabi.
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HAMMURAPI (PERSON). The sixth and best attested of 11 kings in the so-called First Dynasty of Babylon (also known as Hammurabi), whose extensive collection of laws provides numerous correspondences with biblical law. During his 43-year reign the city of Babylon for the first time rose to prominence as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hammurabi ham-ə-räʹbē. Sixth king of the 1st Babylonian Dynasty, Hammurabi is considered an outstanding statesman, military planner, and lawgiver. The main source of information concerning him comes from archeological finds that date to the 2nd quarter of the 2nd millennium b.c. These include about
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hammurabi (ham´uh-rah´bee; also Hammurapi), the most famous member of the first dynasty of Babylon. The members of the dynasty were of Amorite lineage. Under this Old Babylonian dynasty (1894–1595 bce) the once unimportant city of Babylon became a major center for the first time and started taking on
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Presumed head of Hammurabi. LMHAMMURABI. A common Amorite name in the early 2nd mil. b.c. At least two kings of Yamhad (Aleppo) and a ruler of Qurda were so named. But its most famous holder was the sixth ruler of the First Dynasty of Babylon who reigned c. 1792–1750 b.c. (according to Sidney Smith)
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HAMMURAPI. (Akkad. [Amorite] Hammu-rapi, ‘(the god) Hammu heals’). 1. King of Babylon c. 1792–1750 bc, sixth in line of First Amorite Dynasty. 2. Name of two kings of Yamhad (Aleppo), the first c. 1760 bc. 3. King of Kurda, mid-2nd millennium bc. 4. Common 2nd millennium bc personal name especially in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hammurapi (Amor. ʿammu-rapi) (also HAMMURABI, AMMURAPI)The sixth king (1792–1750 b.c.e.) of the First Dynasty of Babylon (1894–1595). This was but one of the Amorite families that came to power in Mesopotamia in the centuries following the fall of the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112–2004). Many of the kings
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hammurabi [hămˊə räˊbĭ].† The sixth and most important king of the First (Amorite) Dynasty of Babylon; son of Sin-muballit In addition to his famous law code, Hammurabi’s reign is well documented by correspondence, royal inscriptions, and administrative texts, which underscore his proficiency as
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HAMMURABI The sixth king of the First Amorite Dynasty of Babylon (r. 1728–1686 b.c.), best known for a collection of laws that were found on a stele at Susa in Elam in 1902. The Laws of Hammurabi were not the first such collection—the Laws of Ur-Nammu, Lipit-Ishtar, and Bilalama were older by at least
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HAMMURA´BI (ham-u-rāʹbi). The sixth king of the famous First Dynasty of Babylon, formerly identified with Amraphel of Gen. 14:1. This identification is now no longer possible as a result of the thousands of clay tablets recovered from the middle Euphrates city of Mari in 1937, and information based
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
HammurabiHammurabi (Hahm-oo-rahbʹee; alternate spelling, Hammurapi), the most famous member of the first dynasty of Babylon. The members of the dynasty were of Amorite stock. Under this Old Babylonian dynasty (1894-1595 b.c.) the once unimportant city of Babylon became a new, major center for the first