The Laws of Moses and Hammurabi Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The Laws of Moses and Hammurabi
A comparison of the laws of Moses and Hammurabi.
# 115369 | 2,392 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2009 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Philosophy (Religion) , Philosophy (Ethics) , Law (General)

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This paper compares the Mosaic Code with the older Code of Hammurabi. The author describes how both represent the values of their time and place and reflect their respective cultures. Both contain laws that apply to almost every conceivable human situation, covering civil, criminal, familial, administrative, and religious matters, and speak to human society as a totality that exists within the larger whole of cosmic or divine order.The paper concludes that by reading between the lines and understanding the motives that dictate this or that prescription, modern legal theorists, ethicists, and philosophers can continue to find meaning in these pronouncements as they have continued to until today.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dalley, Stephanie, A. T. Reyes, David Pingree, Alison Salvesen, and Henrietta McCall. The Legacy of Mesopotamia. Edited by Stephanie Dalley. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Del Testa, David W., ed. Government Leaders, Military Rulers, and Political Activists. Westport, CT: Oryx Press, 2001.
  • Frymer-kensky, Tikva. In Religion, Feminism, and the Family, edited by Carr, Anne and Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen, 55-70. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996.
  • Hogan, Maurice P., ed. Order and History: Israel and Revelation. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2001
  • Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

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