NELC 150

Introduction to the Bible

Slide 48

Stele with the Laws of Hammurapi, King of Babylon (1792-1750 BCE). This is a photo of the original stele, which is in the Louvre (a modern replica is displayed in our Museum). For a close-up of the scene at the top, see the next slide. Beneath the scene, the entire lower part of the stele contains the text of Hammurapi's laws, engraved on the stone. Many of the laws are comparable to those in the Hebrew Bible, while others are similar but differ at crucial points.