Some laws were based on earlier sumerian and akkadian laws, many ofthem dealt with buisness practices other realited to propertyownership,medical practice,marrige,and child care. In the westernworld laws in the western world are considered fair. We have trialswhere we can confess our innocence and the opportunity to prove it.The punishment for being convicted isn’t as harsh as it was inBabylon, because most of the western world doesn’t execute it’scriminals. In Babylon it would seem that they do. In the middleeast I would imagine that the laws are very much the same. Womentreated like property, and greater punishment for even the smallestinfractions. 1. If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him,but he can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put todeath.

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2. If any one bring an accusation against a man, and the accused goto the river and leap into the river, if he sink in the river hisaccuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river provethat the accused is not guilty, and he escape unhurt, then he whohad brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he wholeaped into the river shall take possession of the house that hadbelonged to his accuser.

3. If any one bring an accusation of any crime before the elders,and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if it be acapital offense charged, be put to death.

4. If he satisfy the elders to impose a fine of grain or money, heshall receive the fine that the action produces.

5. If a judge try a case, reach a decision, and present hisjudgment in writing; if later error shall appear in his decision,and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times thefine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed fromthe judge’s bench, and never again shall he sit there to renderjudgement.

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