The Relations Between the Laws of Babylonia and the Laws of the Hebrew Peoples

The Relations Between the Laws of Babylonia and the Laws of the Hebrew Peoples

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"[...]developed form in the Code of Hammurabi, we may call it Babylonian. On the other hand, as the oldest known witness to the primitive type is the same Code, we may call that Babylonian also. In this modified sense we shall be able to speak of the Laws of Moses as being primitive Semitic law modified by Babylonian influence. That, however, would be a description easily misunderstood if divorced from its context. It is better to say that both legislations are compromises between the two types of law, that they show different degrees of preponderance of one or the other type, and that the Laws of Moses manifest an independent development strongly influenced by the Code of Hammurabi. We may still claim an independent development of the Laws of Moses. For during the whole time that the Israelites were in Canaan they were, as[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.35mm | 217.72g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507558325
  • 9781507558324