The Hammurabi Code and the Sinaitic Legislation

The Hammurabi Code and the Sinaitic Legislation

Written by: Hammurabi

  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Publish Date: 2013-09
  • ISBN-10: 1230294341
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter iv. the text of the inscription When Anu, the supreme, the king of the Anunnaki, and Bel, the lord of heaven and earth, who fixes the destiny of the universe, had allotted the multitudes of mankind to Merodach, the first-born of Ea, the divine master of Law, they made him great among the Igigi; they proclaimed his august name in Babylon, exalted in the lands, they established for him within it an eternal kingdom whose foundations, like heaven and earth shall endure. Then Anu and Bel delighted the flesh of mankind by calling me, the renowned prince, the god-fearing Hammurabi, to establish justice in the earth, to destroy the base and the wicked, and to hold back the strong from oppressing the feeble: to shine like the Sungod upon the black-haired men, and to illuminate the land. Hammurabi, the elect shepherd of Bel, am I, dispenser of riches and abundance, completing all things in Nippur and Duranki, generous provider of E Kur. The hero king who has restored Eridu to its original state, purifier of the cult of E Absu. Invader of the Four Quarters, exalter of the fame of Babylon, rejoicer of the heart of his lord, Merodach, whom he daily serves in E Saggil. The royal offspring created by Sin, who loads the city of Ur with blessings, the humble suppliant who brings abundance to E Nemugal. The prudent king, favoured of Shamash the powerful, the founder of Sippara, who has clothed with verdure the cenotaphs of Malkat; builder of E Babbar like heaven's throne. Avenging warrior ot Larsam, restorer of E Babbar for the glory of Shamash, his helper. The prince who has given life to Erech by bringing abundant waters to its inhabitants, who has raised the head of E A nna, who has shaken out abundance over Anu and Nanna. The protector of the...

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