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The Edicts of Samsu-iluna and His Successors (2.134)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; “Functional” Inscriptions; Edicts


The dynasty of Hammurapi survived his death by over 150 years (1749–1595 bce).1 But such was the fame of his laws that his five successors did not openly dare to replace them. Instead they apparently contrived to modify them by issuing relatively briefer collections of laws in the form of edicts. The process began with Hammurapi’s immediate succe…

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Hallo, William W., “The Edicts of Samsu-iluna and His Successors (2.134)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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