Examples Of Christianity In The Code Of Hammurabi

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Throughout the text, there were Christian beliefs that opposed some of the laws found in Babylonian and Roman societies. For example, on page 510 in the “Readings of Ancient History”, the principle of “an eye for an eye”, which was used in the Code of Hammurabi, was degraded. Alternatively, it was expected for people to deviate from seeking revenge and “love thy neighbor as thyself”. The Code of Hammurabi granted people a sense of revenge for a variety of crimes that citizens fell victim to. The principles of moral thought and action behind Christianity is what pushed followers to seek something higher than revenge, essentially forgiveness, a process that was lacked by the Babylonian society. Another example lies on page 524, where it states
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