The Laws of Moses and Hammurabi
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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.
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