By John Sassoon
Provocatively juxtaposes written legislation from 4000 years in the past with ultra-modern.
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A decision has to be made; it must be impartial, and it must be ﬁnal . . those are the vital factors. . An acceptable certainty is what we really seek though we call it the will of the gods. Whether a particular decision is right or wrong, either practically or even morally, cannot always be known at the time, so whether it is right or not is quite secondary . . though if it is clearly immoral it is obviously wrong . . ’ ‘That is a dangerous philosophy, Atu, because it opens a high road to abuse, and then to an even more dangerous manipulation and disillusionment.
Today we have no such faith, and we sometimes doubt whether many people really did, even in the ancient world . . Atu is stroking his forehead and there is a serious line around his mouth: ‘ . . I seem to recall that the submission of human problems for decision by the gods is a recourse far older than recorded history. A decision has to be made; it must be impartial, and it must be ﬁnal . . those are the vital factors. . An acceptable certainty is what we really seek though we call it the will of the gods.
If that is a correct reading, this law illustrates Hammurabi’s very modern dilemma: his devotion to truth as fundamental to justice is incompatible with the necessity to prove the case. Hammurabi’s recourse is to appeal to ethical conduct, but by leaving it to the wife to throw herself into the river, rather than requiring the husband or the court to give her a push, he stops a hair’s breadth short of compulsion and therefore of success. That does credit to his humanity as well as to his respect for procedure, but it means that he bequeathes to posterity a problem as well as a law.
Ancient Laws and Modern Problems: The Balance Between Justice and a Legal System by John Sassoon