The Oldest Code of Laws in the World	Hammurabi, King of Babylon

The Oldest Code of Laws in the World Hammurabi, King of Babylon

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Hammurabi
Narrated by:
Kenny Davis
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April 2023
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1 hour 7 minutes
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'The Oldest Code of Laws in the World' is a compilation of legal codes created by Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylon, in ancient Mesopotamia. This work dates back to the 18th century BCE and is one of the earliest known examples of a legal system in human history.

The codes cover a wide range of legal issues, including property rights, inheritance, slavery, marriage and divorce, trade, and crimes and punishments. They provide insights into the social order and cultural norms of the time, as well as the role of law and justice in ancient Mesopotamia.

Hammurabi's codes were based on the principle of divine authority, with the king as the ultimate arbiter of justice. They reflected the social hierarchy of the time, with different punishments prescribed for different classes of people. The codes were also designed to promote social order and stability, with harsh punishments prescribed for those who disrupted the peace.

'The Oldest Code of Laws in the World' is a fascinating glimpse into the legal and moral codes of ancient Mesopotamia, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for scholars and students of history, law, and culture. It is a testament to the enduring legacy of one of the world's greatest civilizations
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