Der Kodex Ḫammu-rāpi. Textkritische Ausgabe und Übersetzung
DIN-A4 / hardcover, thread stitching
ISBN 978-3-96327-008-6 (book)
ISBN 978-3-96327-009-3 (e-book, via ProQuest)
The "Code of Hammu-rapi", the collection of judgments which was compiled under the Old Babylonian king Hammu-rapi in the 18th century B.C., is one of the most important legal historical and literary works of the Ancient Near East. The edition of the Codex Hammu-rapi presented by Joachim Oelsner now offers for the first time the text of all individual text representatives in a synoptic presentation as a score. Variants and divergences within the text can thus be immediately surveyed and weighed against each other. Numerous new, previously unpublished cuneiform texts have been integrated into the edition. The translation also takes into account the variants and divergences. Extensive philological comments supplement the text and the translation. The introduction explains the history of the text and its research; particular emphasis is devoted to the study of previous reconstructions of the gap in several columns on the front of the Hammu-rapi stele in the Louvre.