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Code of Hammurabi: Laws on Professions and Work
A set of flashcards that discusses laws on professions and work, as described by the Code of Hammurabi.
Terms in this set (3)
 If any one agree with another to tend his field, give him seed, entrust a yoke of oxen to him, and bind him to cultivate the field, if he steal the corn or plants, and take them for himself, his hands shall be hewn off.
This law states that if one steals a crop from his master, his hands will be cut off. It also shows the importance of implementing good behavior in minor professions such as tending a field.
 If any one hire a day laborer, he shall pay him from the New Year until the fifth month (April to August, when days are long and the work hard) six gerahs in money per day; from the sixth month to the end of the year he shall give him five gerahs per day.
If any one hire a skilled artizan, he shall pay as wages of the ... five gerahs, as wages of the potter five gerahs, of a tailor five gerahs, of ... gerahs, ... of a ropemaker four gerahs, of ... gerahs, of a mason ... gerahs per day.
These two laws establish the requirement of wages. Hammurabi created these laws to ensure that people were justly compensated for their work. Law 273 establishes the wages for overtime work, while law 274 establishes fixed wages. By understanding the difficulty as well as the importance of professions, Hammurabi established justice across the Babylonian empire.
 If any one buy a male or female slave, and before a month has elapsed the benu-disease be developed, he shall return the slave to the seller, and receive the money which he had paid.
This law shows how one must be fit enough to work. If a slave has a disease and cannot work, he must immediately be returned to the seller and the consumer can get his full payment back form which he can buy a new healthy slave to help him in his duties.
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