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  • 1. Ancient History- Week 4
  • 2. In the Mesopotamia area, other empires invaded and new rulers were put into place. A newcivilization began to flourish called Babylonia. (The Babylonians from the Old Testament)
  • 3. One of the more famous leaders of this empirewas Hammurabi.
  • 4. He lived from 1792-1750 BC.
  • 5. We know a lot about him because in 1901 archaeologists unearthed a 7 foot high stonemonument which had written on it was a code to 300 laws by Hammurabi.
  • 6. The code itself explainsthat laws were written “tocause justice to prevail inthe land, to destroy thewicked and to further thewelfare of the people.”
  • 7. One of the ways that menlive alongside oneanother in peace is tohave laws that everyoneagrees to live by.
  • 8. Before these laws were discovered, historiansthought that there must not have been any lawsin existence in early history.
  • 9. Hammurabi proved them wrong. In the code, this King set standards for land deals, trading, loans, debts, wages, and even witchcraft.What should be done to the man who builds a house that falls & kills the owner?What should be done about a wife who ignores her duties & belittles her husband?What happens if a man is unable to pay his debts?What should happen to a boy who slaps his father?How is the truth determined when one man brings an accusation against another?
  • 10. The significance of these laws becomes clearer whenyou stop to think about Moses. God was giving him the laws for the Israelites near this time in history as well.
  • 11. Exodus Leviticus Numbers DeuteronomyThere are similarities in the Code of Hammurabi and the law God gave Moses, but there are some differences as well.
  • 12. The Ten Commandments and other laws Godgave Moses had to with worship of one God aswell as with relationships between man.
  • 13. Hammurabi doesn’t address the worship of one God.Moses gave God all the glory in the laws he recorded. Hammurabi gave glory to himself.
  • 14. God’s laws are always right, with theconsequences to sin being just and fair.
  • 15. Hieroglyphics were pictures that the Egyptians drew and carve into items to communicate words of their language.
  • 16. They were used for thousands of years.Inside the tombs and pyramids, on vases and statues, these carvings were made that communicated stories of the Egyptian life.
  • 17. These pictures tell us about their life and beliefs.