|Author||King of Babylonia Hammurabi|
|Publication Date||July 13, 2010|
TRANSLATION PROLOGUE "THEN the lofty Anu, K.ing of the Anunnaki, and Ellil, lord of heaven and earth, he who determines the destiny of the land, committed the rule of all mankind to llarduk, the chief son of Ea j when they made him great among the Igigi; when they pronounced the lofty name of Babylon j when they made it famous among the quarters of the world and in its midst established an everlasting kingdom whose foundations were firm as heaven and earth -at that time, Anu and Enlil called me, Hammurabi. the exalted prince, the worshipper of the gods, to cause jU:3tice to prevail in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil, to prevent the strong from oppressing the weak, to go forth like the Sun over the Black Head Race, (to enlighten the land, and to further the welfare of the people. Hammurabi, the Governor named by Enlil, am I, who brought about plenty and abundance; who made everything for Nippur and Durilu complete; the exalted supporter of E-kur; the w
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