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1 READING 9-2 Source: Hallo, W.H. 2002. The Context of Scripture: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World, Vol. II. The Laws of Hammurabi—A Sampling of Laws Relating to Agriculture Martha Roth By the beginning of the second millennium, Amorite and other nomadic population groups integrated into Mesopotamian urban political and social life. The Amorite Sumu-abum (ca. 1894–1881 BCE ) settled in Babylon, in the wasp-waist center of Mesopotamia, at the time that the rival cities of Isin and Larsa were struggling for dominance in the south. He and his successors for 100 years stayed focused largely on their immediate geographical area, engaging in local political and military consolidation, forti fi cation and temple building projects, canal maintenance, and some military actions. By the time the 6 th ruler of this dynasty, hammurabi (ca. 1792–1750 BCE ), came to the throne, he found himself circumscribed by the rising powers
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