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Why Is Hammurabi Unjust

analytical Essay
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Hammurabi’s Code was unjust because of it’s family law. For example law 129 says “if a married lady is caught ( in adultery) with another man, they shall blind them and cast them into the water”( Doc C). That law is unjust because it will scare men and women and make them not want to associate with each other, causing trade to be low and people not wanting to work together. The laws might have been on a steele in the center of the city, but not everyone could read knowing about the laws. In Doc A Hammurabi says that the laws come from the god Shamash. “ They have given them the right to rule.” and in Doc B “ By the command of Shamash the great God and the judge of heaven and earth.” Hammurabi could be lying about getting the laws from the gods,

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how hammurabi's code was unjust because of its family law. the laws were on a steele in the center of the city, but not everyone could read them.
  • Opines that hammurabi's laws are not just because of the personal-injury laws.
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