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How many laws were in the code?
Hammurabi was not the first ruler to put his laws into writing, but what made his codes special?
His code was the most complete
What were the three distinct social classes?
Land owners, free people who did not own land, and slaves
What small city state was Hammurabi ruler of?
What kind of writing was used to inscribe the code on the steele?
The code is divided into what three parts?
Prologue, 282 laws, and Epilogue
From where or whom did Hammurabi get the laws?
Shamash, the god of Justice
According to Hammurabi, what was his purpose for having written these laws
So that those who were strong won't hurt those who are weak. It was to protect the weak
Who commanded Hammurabi to create this monument?
Shamash, the god and judge of heaven and earth
What does Hammurabi threaten will happen to any future Babylonian King who does not follow these laws
The gods will put a curse on his family, his land, his people, and his troops
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