I.15. If a man catch a man with his wife, both
of them shall they put to death. If the husband of the woman put
his wife to death, he shall also put the man to death. If he cut
off the nose of his wife, he shall turn the man into a eunuch, and
they shall disfigure the whole of his face.
I.16. If a man have relations with the wife of
a man at her wish, there is no penalty for that man. The man shall
lay upon the woman, his wife, the penalty he wishes.
I.18. If a man say to his companion, "They
have had intercourse with they wife; I will prove it," and he be
not able to prove it, and do not prove it, on that man they shall
inflict forty blows, a month of days he shall perform the king's
work, they shall mutilate him, and one talent of lead he shall
I.20. If a man have intercourse with his
brother-in-arms, they shall turn him into a eunuch.
I.21. If a man strike the daughter of a man
and cause her to drop what is in her, they shall prosecute him,
they shall convict him, two talents and thirty manas of
lead shall he pay, fifty blows they shall inflict on him, one
month shall he toil.
I.26. If a woman be dwelling in the house of
her father, and her husband have died, any gift which her husband
settled upon her---if there be any sons of her husband's, they
shall receive it. If there be no sons of her husband's she
I.32. If a woman be dwelling in the house of
father, but has been given to her husband, whether she has been
taken to the house of her husband or not, all debts, misdemeanors,
and crimes of her husband shall she bear as if she too committed
them. Likewise if she be dwelling with her husband, all crimes of
his shall she bear as well.
I.35. If a woman, who is a widow, enter into
the house of a man, whatsoever she brings with her---all is her
husband's. But if a man enter in to a woman, whatsoever he
brings---all is the woman's.
I.37. If a man divorce his wife, if he wish,
he may give her something; if he does not wish, he need not give
her anything. Empty shall she go out.
I.40. If the wives of a man, or the daughters
of a man go out into the street, their heads are to be veiled. The
prostitute is not to be veiled. Maidservants are not to veil
themselves. Veiled harlots and maidservants shall have their
garments seized and 50 blows inflicted on them and bitumen poured
on their heads.
I.46. If a woman whose husband is dead on the
death of her husband do not go out from her house, if her husband
did not leave her anything, she shall dwell in the house of one of
her sons. The sons of her husband shall support her; her food and
her drink, as for a fiancee whom they are courting, they shall
agree to provide for her. If she be a second wife, and have no
sons of her own, with one of her husband's sons she shall dwell
and the group shall support her. If she have sons of her own, her
own sons shall support her, and she shall do their work. But if
there be one among the sons of her husband who marries her, the
other sons need not support her.
I.47. If a man or a woman practice sorcery,
and they be caught with it in their hands, they shall prosecute
them, they shall convict them. The practicer of magic they shall
put to death.
I.50. If a man strike the wife of a man, in
her first stage of pregnancy, and cause her to drop that which is
in her, it is a crime; two talents of lead he shall pay.
I.51. If a man strike a harlot and cause her
to drop that which is in her, blows for blows they shall lay upon
him; he shall make restitution for a life.
I.52. If a woman of her own accord drop that
which is in her, they shall prosecute her, they shall convict her,
they shall crucify her, they shall not bury her. If she die from
dropping that which is in her, they shall crucify her, they shall
not bury her.
I.55. If a virgin of her own accord give
herself to a man, the man shall take oath, against his wife they
shall not draw nigh. Threefold the price of a virgin the ravisher
shall pay. The father shall do with his daughter what he pleases.
I.57. In the case of every crime for which
there is the penalty of the cutting-off of ear or nose or ruining
or reputation or condition, as it is written it shall be carried
I.58. Unless it is forbidden in the tablets, a
man may strike his wife, pull her hair, her ear he may bruise or
pierce. He commits no misdeed thereby.
II.2. If a man among brothers who have not yet
divided the paternal estate commit a killing, to the avenger of
blood they shall give him. If he choose, he may be spared. His
portion in the paternal estate he may seize.
II.6. Before he takes field or house for
silver, three times in a month of days the buyer shall make
proclamation in the city of Ashur, and three times he shall have
proclamation made in the city in which he would buy the field and
house. Thus: "Field and house of so-and-so, son of so-and-so,
situated in the cultivable area of this city I am buying. Such as
are in possession or have no objection, or have any claims on the
property, let them bring their tablets, let them lay before the
magistrates, let them present their claims, let them prove their
title, and let them take what is theirs. Those whl during this
month of days cannot bring even one of their tablets to me, lay
them before the magistrates, receive in full what belongs to him."
If the buyer shall have made proclamation, they shall write their
tablets, the magistrates shall give them to him, saying: "In this
month of days, the buyer made proclamation three times, >He who in
this month of days brought not his tablets to me, did not lay them
before me, shall forfeit his claim to share in field and house.'
To the one making the proclamation, who is a buyer, it shall be
II.8. If a man meddle with the field of his
neighbor, they shall convict him. Threefold shall he restore. One
of his fingers they shall cut off, a hundred blows they shall
inflict upon him, one month of days he shall do the king's work.
III.2. If a man sell the son or daughter of a
man, who on account of debt was dwelling in his house, they shall
convict him, he shall lose his money; and he shall give his minor
son to the owner of the property; one hundred lashes shall they
inflict upon him, twenty days shall he do the king's work.