Hammurabis Code - Is It Just?
The code that was created to protect others
Where it all started
King Hammurabi had created the Hammurabi Code based on early Sumerian codes.
Hammurabi's Code was divided into three sections. First the prologue, then the organized 282 laws, and lastly the epilogue.
One in a Million
Out of all of the sets of laws and codes, Hammurabi's laws are the only set of organized laws and rules that we have.
Hammurabi's Code Takes a More Fair Route
To make more sense of the punishments that could be sometimes harsh, we see that, " The higher the class of the victim, the greater the penalty was." If someone rich, which would be a high class of people, had terribly broken a law, they couldn't possibly afford to pay off more then what they have. Someone poor has a smaller and less chance of being able to pay off a big amount of money. Hence, a person who broke a law on accident was just as guilty as someone who meant to break the law. It's a mans and womens decision to act how they plan to.