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Oct 21, Michael Mulligan added it A disturbing look into ancient Mesopotamia, through the laws passed by King Hammurabi almost years ago. I appreciate Judge Judy all the more after reading this.
What do we learn from reading these laws? We learn that humanity has changed!
I daresay for the better. A lot of the laws are settling property and contract disputes. So the code prescribes price and wage fixing--Adam Smith is still millennia in the future. You get the classic eye for an eye that appears later in the Jewish holy A disturbing look into ancient Mesopotamia, through the laws passed by King Hammurabi almost years ago.
You get the classic eye for an eye that appears later in the Jewish holy texts, and a shattered limb for a shattered limb. But laws aren't applied equally among classes. Because, according to code As code tells us: We learn that men and women are treated entirely different.
And conditions are explained when it's suitable for a wife to leave her husband. For the most part, women are treated like chattel, with non-slaves being treated somewhat better than slaves. We learn that if a wet nurse bears a child from the wrong man, "cutt off her breasts.
But cut their hands off it they mess up. Any volunteers for the medical profession?
Debates about whether history can improve are typically heated. I think King Hammurabi's words break the lens of cultural relativism. Today, we have unique problems that need addressing.
But I think we've come a long way since the Bronze AgeHammurabi was a Mesopotamian king who recorded a system of laws called the Code of urbanagricultureinitiative.com ordered laws engraved in stone and placed in a public location for everyone to see. Hammurabi's Code prescribed specific punishments for citizens who broke the law.
Laws and Rituals throughout History Began with the Code of Hammurabi - Throughout history, many civilizations have endured through a system of social, political, religious, and economic laws and rituals.
Explains how the similarities between Torah and Hammurabi's code does not raise doubts regarding the Divine origins of Torah. Ask a Rabbi any questions you have on Torah, the Jewish Religion|Learn about Orthodox Judaism, Hassidic Judaism & Chabad.
divergence of human kind Earliest period of human development longest phase of human history characterized by evolution of mankind from apelike creatures to homo sapiens. A primary source analysis worksheet that gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast the 10 Commandments with Hammurabi's Code.
This is a great activity to promote active reading comprehension, and leads to a great discussion about how Judaism influences other cultures throughout western civilization. The Code of Hammurabi (from about BC) was actually a collection of ethics passed down in other older codes (as far back as BC), sort of an overall accepted code for everyday conduct.
Abraham lived around BC, to give you a person in the Bible who lived around this time frame.