When Marduk sent me to rule over men, to give the protection of right to the land, I did right and in righteousness brought about the well-being of the oppressed.

Below are situations Hammurabi faced.  Decide what you think to be a fair way to deal with the problem. Then, click to see what Hammurabi declared.  Would Marduk, the supreme god, be pleased with your decisions?
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What should be done to the carpenter who builds a house that falls and kills the owner?

What should be done about a wife who ignores her duties and belittles her husband?

What should be done when a "sister of god" (or nun) enters the wine shop for a drink?

What should be done if a son is adopted and then the birth-parents want him back?
What happens if a man is unable to pay his debts?
What should happen to a boy who slaps his father?

What happens to the wine seller who fails to arrest bad characters gathered at her shop?

How is the truth determined when one man brings an accusation against another?

 

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