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Unformatted text preview: 1 Reading 9-2 READING 9-2 Source: Hallo, W.H. 2002. The Context of Scripture: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World, Vol. II. The Laws of HammurabiA 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. 18941881 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 f cation and temple building projects, canal maintenance, and some military actions. By the time the 6th ruler of this dynasty, hammurabi (ca. 17921750 BCE), came to the throne, he found himself circumscribed by the rising powers of Larsa to the south, the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia to the north, Mari to the west, and Eshnunna...
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