To avoid this conflict and show that every man had undeniable rights, people needed a system that could distinguish who made the laws from who enforced the laws. However, to do this everyone's input and not just one person. On the other end of the spectrum Bishop Bossuet defended the divine rights of kings. What he called "The Divine Right of Kings" he defended with scripture from the Old Testament in the Bible. In the bible kings were only judged by God.
A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, deals with the essence of humanity and morality. Being difficult topics to grapple with, many turn to a religious perspective to inform their beliefs on these subjects. Burgess himself is a strongly Catholic individual and this ideology shows through in the ideas presented by A Clockwork Orange. The book contains a number of allusions to the Bible, Jesus and God’s intentions for humanity. These religious references build upon each other to develop Burgess’ notion that God created humans with free will, and how this leaves humankind flawed and prone to evil tendences.
The code is divided into three sections: historical prologue, which tells the story of Hammurabi and how he was ordained to be the protector of the oppressed, and his empire and successes; lyrical epilogue, which summarizes his legal works and how he intends to sustain it; and finally, the laws, which are framed by the previous two sections on the stele. These laws are written in the simplest of the Akkadian language so even the lesser men could understand them—however, some say that misinterpretations still occurred at that time despite this. I think Hammurabi was an innovative ruler, who not only sought to maintain a sense of order in his kingdom, but who wanted to establish a kingdom that would serve as a model for future kingdoms, by establishing these laws. This is incredibly important to us, because artifacts like the Stele of Hammurabi have, in some way or another, helped formed and shaped our society and the
To start off the Code of Hammurabi was written and invented by the Babylonian ruler, Hammurabi. It was composed of many laws that gave the people moral standards, created distinct social classes and worked to create equality. According to the Code of Hammurabi social classes are very important in having a regularly functioning social life. He divided the people into many social classes ranging from captured prisoners to the pharaoh. What the code developed was distinct order, by injecting fear into its people.
The Bible explicitly affirms that of all that God created, He highly favored humans to be perfectly created in His image and likeness; and having such great intrinsic knowledge, strength, and ability; God blessed and entrusted them to govern and enrich His creations. Distinctively, with God at the very center of the life and existence of His creations, the Bible remarkably picture how they existed together as a holy community to fulfill God’s righteous purposes, in creating the world for His praise and greater glory. Regrettably, the beautiful relationship that God and humans intimately shared together had been disrupted when the insidious sin managed to permeate human minds that made them capable of thinking evil and behaving selfishly disobeying
This is what Hammurabi tried to achieve after conquering all of Mesopotamia. His code addressed this by unifying and securing the empire by setting a standard for moral values, religion, class structure, and gender relationships. Claiming that he received laws from the sun god, Shamash, assisted in the acceptance and acknowledgement of the laws amongst the empire. This was the first time that one system of laws would be used everywhere a government would be not only running, but also defining the concept of law and order. The Code was class based and favoured the upper class.
Laws are always the core of a society and they often indicate a variety of lifestyle decisions made by those people. Hammurabi’s famous set of laws and Moses’ laws could be viewed as two completely distinct documents, yet both set of laws aide historians in revealing insight to the Hebrew and Mesopotamian people. In both societies, enforcing strict consequences that are equivalent to the crime is common. Hammurabi’s well known law states that, “if a man has put out an eye of a free man, they shall put out his eye.” Whereas, in the Hebrew laws, it states, “...if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye...” From this, historians can observe a recurrence of the law of retaliation; a major belief in both societies. Furthermore,
Under Hammurabi the Babylonians had a set of laws, and the Egyptians excelled at writing. In the Middle Kingdom, gods were believed to care for all of its people and not just the Divine Monarch (Wallech, 2013, p. 60). The rulers cared for the kingdom 's people which showed a sharp change in attitudes toward people. No longer was the ruler placed on a pedestal and treated like untouchable royalty. Treating citizens as a part of society assisted Egypt in growing and becoming successful in trade, writing and protecting itself.
Communication is key in every aspect of life. It is necessary for politicians to communicate with society, and it is necessary for a family to communicate to function. In Paradise Lost, John Milton writes speech after speech to force the importance of that communication between characters and with one’s own conscience. By taking the potentially blasphemous risk to speak for God, Milton reiterates to readers in a single speech that even if God knows every outcome of every conversation, there is still necessity in communication between Him and His followers, so that even as the almighty and all powerful, He can one day be the benign god He wishes to be. God is fully aware of the fall and the future of humanity.