Hammurabi's Code: JUSTIFIED
By, Connor Roth
Excerpt from Prologue of Hammurabi's Code: ''Hammurabi, the protecting king am I... that the strong might not injure the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans... let my name be ever repeated; let the oppressed, who has a case at law, come and stand before this my image as king of righteousness; let him read the inscription, and understand my precious words.''
Hammurabi’s Code was just because Hammurabi insisted that he was a righteous, protecting king and proved that by saying that if any future rulers go against his opposing words of altering the land would have a curse inflicted on them by the gods, showing that Hammurabi truly cared about the land.
Overall, I think the laws from Hammurabi’s Code regarding family were just because they stop members of a family from being discarded and abandoned. They also help stop the family from going back on the other members of their family.