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Essay Galaxy - Hammurabi's Laws Hammurabi's Laws

Hammurabi’s law code is similar to the Ten Commandments. They showed Babylonia various rules they were to abide by, and the consequences if they did not. I feel that many of these rules are similar to the laws of today, since they were created to set a standard for society. Yet, they are filled with double standards towards women, and the poverty stricken, and quick, and unjust punishments. “If a man has committed highway robbery and been caught, he shall be put to death”1 I think this is quite unfair. Why does stealing deserve death? The description of robbery is, “the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear”2 How does taking something that is not yours, or even hurting someone equal d....

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