Bergmann's 1953 publication is the standard text for the Law Code of Hammurabi. It provides pictures of the cuneiform inscription from over ten sources. The preface is written in Latin.
In the prologue, Hammurabi boasts about his intimacy with Marduk while giving him praise. Details about his own accomplishments are also pointed out, especially with respect to the enactment of justice in the world. Next, 282 laws are detailed. Many of them deal with divorce, taxes, medicine, theft, and familial matters. The famous phrase, "an eye for an eye," is also provided. The epilogue explains Hammurabi's authority as an arbiter of justice, as well as his divine authority.
The Babylonian religion was practiced throughout modern-day Iraq and the general near east (Mesopotamia) during antiquity. Its chief deity was Marduk.
Marduk (Akkadian: 𒀭𒀫𒌓) was a patron deity chiefly associated with ancient Babylon.
It looks like only the main myth was referenced in this work.
Belief systems cited
Basalt Stele (Monument)
The title primarily deals with this artifact.
It looks like only the main artifact was referenced in this work.
Cite this workChicago
Bergmann, Eugen. Codex Ḫammurabi: Textus Primigenius. Rome, Italy: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1953.