Hammurabi, King of Babylon, created 282 laws for his people for 42 years, 4,000 years ago. He had created these laws so he could make sure the strong do not hurt the weak, these set of laws are called “ Hammurabi’s Code”. He claims that he was inspired by the god of justice, Shamush, to create these laws. Shamush and Hammurabi were carved on a stele. This stele has all of Hammurabi’s Code inscribed on a seven-foot basalt on a vascular plant. The stele has three parts. Carving a, the top of the stele, is an inscribed picture of Hammurabi and Shamush who is sitting on this throne. Next, we have carving b, which is the middle of the stele with scribes of the Prologue. Finally, the last group of carvings were the 282 laws Hammurabi had written.
Martin Luther was a big deal in history. He had a big part in the reformation. Priests would take your money by telling you that you could get rid of your sin if you paid them. Martin knew that it was all a scam. He started going up against the priests, and telling the people that it was a scam. You could ask for forgiveness from God on your own for free. He fought for what he believed, and he made a good impact in history.
The nation of Israel was set apart as holy to the LORD. But they When the children of Israel demanded a king, they did so to be like the other nations. The first three kings were Saul, (outwardly tall, handsome and strong—a seemingly good choice for a king, but inwardly arrogant, proud and unrepentant—not God’s choice), David (a man after God’s own heart who repented of his sins and as such was God’s choice), and Solomon (the wisest man who ever lived, but because of covenant disobedience became the catalyst for the division and ultimate exile of Israel.
Our Old Testament Scripture Reading found the tribes of Israel uniting with their new king, King David. The books of 1 and 2 Chronicles lead us to believe that in ancient Israel, there was the hope that this would be an enduring dynasty, meaning that a descendant of King David would always rule over Israel (2 Samuel 5:1-3). The Davidic dynasty did last several hundred years, but to make a long story short, Israel eventually ceased to exist as a nation with a King. There is an Israel today but it is a democracy, like us, and it does not have a king.
Ever heard of Betty Friedan, who wrote a novel called The Feminine Mystique? Well that is a book about the women rights movement. Betty was Responsible for a lot of what the NOW had came up with today about the opinions of women. An important person in history that shows moral courage would be Betty Friedan, is an important role in history because of the book that has been written books plus how many women this figure has helped just by getting the point across of how women don't need to be in the kitchen and used to making children. Betty Friedan is an important role because of all the impacts and things said in The Feminine Mystique. Shows the visionary feminist who launched a social revolution with the book.
Hammurabi ruled as a King of Babylon he started in 1792. He ruled for 42 years he had 282 laws he had tried has best the make all laws just and bring fairness to all. including slaves he had a population of 1,000,000 people the person who made him king was Shamash we don’t know his birthday or how old he was but he had to be over 40 years we also don’t know his wife or children however he was not the first to rule over Babylon. I think Hammurabi laws were just but however he had a few unjust laws.
Throughout history our society has chose to recognize and remember certain individuals that have had a dramatic influence on our lives. Some of these individuals were of an evil nature, such as Hitler, but I would like to believe that the majority of the people we remember were the ones that had a positive influence on history, such as Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King Jr. I would like to reflect on the men who served a higher power that they called abba, father, or as we would recognize today, God.
In the Babylonian Dynasty, Hammurabi became the sixth king to rule in 1792 B.C. He was undoubtedly invested in his kingdom and wanted to “ bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers.” 282 laws later, Hammurabi created a strict society that he wanted to do just that. His laws he created set out for justice and order and had a set punishment for every crime that could be committed within this society. Each law sets an example of how one should act ruled under Hammurabi and if one didn’t follow or agree with them, most of the time, the punishment would be death.
With the scope and details of a political or social issue it is easy to declare oneself as aware especially after reading a column or two on the subject or after watching a few news reports. The main point of focus is the everlasting struggle for recognition, justice and reparation for the numerous survivors of the Canadian residential schools. Majority of the people are quite aware of the fact that the nation has been trying to remove the native children forcibly from their home and housing them in the educational institutions which are run by the church. A few who have read regarding the abuse and damage which is caused on these students will disagree with the assessment which is constituted by the government (Magtree 2013). They would regard this activity as the most disgraceful, racist and harmful in the history of Canada. However, the focus of the most sympathetic observers was on the sufferings on the students who went through the sexual abuse. The situation was so cruel that it looked as if molestations and systematic rapes were the part of the well-intentioned plan of the racist government of that time.
Saul, being able to overcome the obstacles of St. Jeromes, the obstacles of racism and eventually being able to overcome himself and be able to brandish a new shield to be able to protect himself from the world and the fear that it brings with himself. He has realised that “We can keep on knocking that rice until the canoes can’t hold anymore.”(pg.27 chapter 7, Saul’s grandmother) or do something about it. In this case the rice represents on how the world viewed him and how it had eventually led himself to look down upon himself after the shield of Hockey broke and was finally forced to face with the reality that he has lived with his entire life. While Saul had been forced to live with the reality of who he was. Saul’s Wisdom of the game
King David of Israel was known for being a great warrior and a writer of psalms but he was most well known for being a great leader. In fact, he was such a good leader that he could unite the people in Israel in 1010 B.C.E. In doing this King David could lead his people to victory in battle.
The people of Judah had gone through much suffering during their captivity with Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon. They had returned to the land, and the walls through by the governor Nehemiah, who was also known as one of the last prophets of the Old Testament Prophets, were rebuilt. The LORD used, Nehemiah, Ezra, and the Levites, to usher the people of Judah into a great time of repentance and revival. What I love about the LORD, is that He wasn't just concerned with rebuilding the land and walls, but His main focus was rebuilding the lives of His people. Nehemiah 8:9 says: "And Nehemiah, who was the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, "This day is holy to the LORD your
Judah Ben-Hur is a rich Jewish prince in Jerusalem during the time of Christ. His friend from childhood, Messala is commander of the Roman army. At first Ben-Hur is happy for his friend and glad to see him after such a long time apart, but soon realizes that Messala has changed. They have different political views and Messala has become an arrogant. Messala decides to make an example of Ben-Hur when he refuses to reveal the names of the Jews who oppose Roman Rule. Messala sends Ben-Hur off as a galley slave and puts his mother and sister into prison. Ben-Hur survives the galleys and returns to Jerusalem with hope of finding his mother and sister and with the intent of seeking revenge against Messala. An inspirational encounter with
David’s reign brought Israel’s golden age. Baker’s Bible Atlas says, “Periods of political weakness in both Egypt and Mesopotamia made it possible for the tribes which had entered Canaan under Joshua a few centuries earlier to become a mighty nation” (124).
The most interesting historical figures that have ever existed are Socrates and St. Augustine that were in the center of the spiritual life in ancient time. They wanted people to examine their lives, to find the right path, and to believe that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom. The philosophers dedicated their lives to seeking individual wisdom and goodness for the betterment of themselves and their society, and that they encouraged others by teaching and by example to do the same. Certainly, other people including Christians had expressed these things before, but Augustine and Socrates brought an intellectual account and body of reasoned arguments to ground these ideas. At that time, it was kind of a philosophical revolution.