He saw that cruel rules had a short term and wrote the Hammurabicode and the Code’s importance as a reflection of Babyloniansociety is indisputable. Hammurabi’s laws were established to bethe “laws of Justice” intended to clarify the rights of any”oppressed man.” Mesopotamia society under the Hammurabi code wasone of strict penalties for criminal offenses with punishmentsevere and varied according to the wealth of the individual.Hammurabi’s rigidly centralized ruling system prospered fromtribute and taxes, which he used to both compensate statedependents and finance extensive state irrigation and buildingprojects. The code also gives us a clear sense of the ways ancientBabylonians invested divine authority in their secular leaders.

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