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Is Hammurabi's Code Just Or Unjust?

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Is Hammurabi’s Code just or unjust? Hammurabi ruled for 42 years. By his 38th year, he already had 282 laws. He ruled over most of Mesopotamia. He became king of a small city-state called Babylon. He wasn’t the first king to write in cuneiform for his laws. I think Hammurabi’s Code was just because, one of his laws was. If a free man was to know out the other man’s eye was to be knocked out as well. Therefore, it’s protecting the victim’s eye. That was law 196. In my opinion, I don’t think this law was bad, it’s protecting the free man but if a slave’s eye was to be knocked out. The other person would have to pay have of the slave’s owner ship to his master. My second reason is, if a man has married a wife and a disease has seized her, if

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  • Explains that hammurabi ruled for 42 years and had 282 laws by his 38th year. he became king of a small city-state called babylon.
  • Opines that hammurabi's code was just because one of his laws was. if a free man knew out, the other man’s eye was to be knocked out.
  • Explains that if a man is determined to marry his second wife, he shall marry her. the law protects the first wife so she won't be kicked out of the house.
  • Opines that if a robber isn't caught, the man who has been robbing shall formally declare what he's lost before the god and replace for him whatever his has lost.
  • Concludes that hammurabi's code is just because everyone gets punished for what they did, and everyone should go to jail or in a hole for the wrong laws they have broken.
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