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Hammurabi

 

Hammurabi was an Amorite king who ruled much of Mesopotamia for a time and is famous for his famous set of laws, the Code of Hammurabi.


Hammurabi: King and Code
Learn more about the famous king and his even more famous code of laws in this fun, illustrated article.

Biography of Hammurabi
This brief glimpse into the life of the famous king gives you the basic facts.

The Code of Hammurabi
Read ALL the laws here. This site includes the inscription before and after the listing of the laws.

Catholic Encyclopedia: Biography of Hammurabi
A longer biography of Hammurabi gives you more facts and figures.

Hammurabi Stele
See the famous code grouped by subject area: Economic laws are grouped together, social issues laws are grouped together, and so on.

Comparing the Code of Hammurabi to Hebrew Law
This fascinating site does a direct comparison between Hammurabi's laws and Moses's laws. A great idea is presented in a user-friendly way.

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