Essay 1 - 1 The Great Hammurabi of Babylon crafted the laws...

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The Great Hammurabi of Babylon crafted the laws written in The Code of Hammurabi because he believed the gods wanted certain principles delivered and thus carried out by the people. The gods wanted the people of Babylon to display proper etiquette, but in reality never wanted some of these horrid regulations enforced on the population. The Code of Hammurabi contains actual rulings by Hammurabi himself in particular legal cases. Local governors and judges would be able to impose these rules without ever having to revert back to asking Hammurabi for the correct ruling. Hammurabi tried to make sure these laws would help all genders and ages of society. Parents and children had very special, close relationships in the Old Babylonian culture. More specifically, father-son relationships and father-children relationships were very important in the Babylonian culture as evident by the constant references in The Code of Hammuarbi . Fathers played a vital role in all his children’s lives. Although a reader can probably
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