Great Teachings Inquiry
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Great Teachings Inquiry
This is the most famous surviving copy of the code. It is a tall stele relief on display at the Lourve museum in Paris. (This annotation contains an image)
In this short clip two art experts discuss the stele and it's importance to the Babylonians. (This annotation contains a video)
Law #5 penalizes judges who come to incorrect judgments. Hammurabi would have likely included this provision for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
Now that you have read numerous laws in Hammurabi's Code, what do the details in this excerpt imply about the totality of the Babylonian justice system?
Most people remember Hammurabi's Code for the famous punishment, "an eye for an eye." After reading the excerpt and noting the concern about compensating victims and providing justice, do you think that the Code's laws were fair and likely to be effective? Explain why or why not.
Rembrandt's 1659 painting "Moses with the Tablets of Law." Like many painters during the Renaissance, Rembrandt focused much of his work on religious themes and portrayed his subjects in realistic three dimensional ways. (This annotation contains an image)
How does this commandment help distinguish Christianity from other earlier religions.
This commandment promotes all of the following ideas EXCEPT
What conceptis reinforced several times within the Ten Commandments?
This is an excellent website from the BBC that covers many different aspects of Shariah law. (This annotation contains a link)
This man is a supplicating pilgrim at Masjid Al Haram. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest sites in all of Islam. The Hajj is a religious pilgrimage that every able bodied Muslim must perform in their lifetime. As you can tell from the picture there are thousands of participants each year, and it is the largest gathering of people in the world every year. (taken from Wikipedia) (This annotation contains an image)
Understanding that the Islamic faith prescribes that all Muslims follow the 80 verses that make up Shariah law, one might describe it in all of the following ways EXCEPT
Verse 2 lists the many qualities a Mujtahid is required to have in order to be followed. What can you infer about why there are so many qualities required?
Roman citizens reading the Twelve Tables of Law posted in the Forum. (This annotation contains an image)
In Table 1, which concept is being enforced?
Table V states that females are still under guardianship of their family or husband even after becoming an adult. What does this rule imply about the general rights of women in the Roman Republic?
Review the requirements of points 12, 13 and 23. All speak of honesty and acting in the open. Besides being law abiding, and respecting other's property, what attributes do they suggest Romans valued in fellow citizens? Please include your opinion(s) about the Roman's values.
Great Teachings Inquiry Quiz