Hammurabi


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Ham·mu·ra·bi

 (hăm′ə-rä′bē, hä′mo͝o-) also Ham·mu·ra·pi (-bē, -pē) Died 1750 bc.
Babylonian king (1792-1750) who made Babylon the chief Mesopotamian kingdom and codified the laws of Mesopotamia and Sumeria.

Hammurabi

(ˌhæmʊˈrɑːbɪ) or

Hammurapi

n
(Biography) ?18th century bc, king of Babylonia; promulgator of one of the earliest known codes of law

Ham•mu•ra•bi

(ˌhɑ mʊˈrɑ bi, ˌhæm ʊ-)

also Ham•mu•ra•pi

(-ˈrɑ pi)

n.
18th century b.c., king of Babylonia: instituted a legal code.
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The author of the Code of Hammurabi (Hamurabi) claimed he was Marduks' representative.
King Hammurabi wrote his famous code of laws in Babylon, while Nebuchadnezzar sent his vast army from the city to Jerusalem to put down an uprising.
Seat of successive empires, under rulers such as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon represents the expression of the creativity of the Neo-Babylonian Empire at its height, the UNESCO statement said.
Announcing its decision, Unesco said: "Seat of successive empires, under rulers such as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon represents the expression of the creativity of the Neo-Babylonian Empire at its height.
"The history of Iraq and the civilization of Babylon are the property of all mankind, and the world must look at it as a center of light for humanity with its symbols and its benevolence, from the law of Hammurabi, which established the organizing of community relations and systems of human coexistence and the first civil laws " Halboussi added.
One claims that it has superior air power and land cover to face any eventuality while the other is ever ready to execute the Hammurabi code, 'a tooth for a tooth.'
"Hammurabi replied with his eye for an eye, a tooth for a toothhellip' which surely reduce us all to be physically handicapped.
It is unfortunate that we have not been able to do what the Code of Hammurabi 1792 B.C envisioned to protect the most vulnerable against the highest-placed oppressor.
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However, there were many 'good' kings like the Babylonian Hammurabi that decided laws should be written down-Code of Hammurabi -and not made up as you go along.
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