Hammurabi's Code

Just or unjust?

Hammurabis code

Hammurabis code was a bunch of laws he created that he expected people to follow. The Hammurabi's code was devided into three parts called fairness to the accused, fairness to the victim, and fairness and security for society.

Is the code just?

The codes were ment to be just, but they were not. Unfortunately the codes turned out unfair such as, "Law 209: If a man strikes the daughter of a free man and causes her to lose the fruit of her womb, he shall pay 10 shekels of silver.

Law 213: If he has struck the slave-girl of a free man and causes her to lose the fruit of her womb, he shall pay 2 shekels of silver." This clearly explains that slaves women get 1/5 of what free women get. Do you think that is just?

Hammurabi, the protecting king am I. . . .That the strong might not injure the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans, . . . I set up these my precious words, writ- ten upon my memorial stone, before the image of me, as king of righteousness. -Hammurabi

Asking questions

Some people may think, "wow, what a jerk!" Hammurabi was unfair along with fair.
"If a man has knocked out the eye of a free man, his eye shall be knocked out." I believe that this law is one of th equal punishments that Hammurabi has created. Still my opinion is that he was more unfair than fair.