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Hammurabi ruled for nearly 42 years, c. 1792 to 1750 BC according to the Middle chronology. In the preface to the law, he states, "Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared Marduk, the patron god of Babylon (The Human Record, Andrea & Overfield 2005), to bring about the rule in the land.". On the stone slab there are 44 columns and 28 paragraphs that contained 282 laws.
It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a human-sized stone stele and various clay tablets.
Looking at the numbers surrounding this, Hammurabi lived for 42 years - that is a significant number. The Number 42 is the highest number in the Kabbalah. Ein Sof - The Forty-Two-Lettered Name contains four combined names which are spelled in Hebrew letters (spelled in letters = 42 letters), which is the name of Azilut (or "Atziluth" "Emanation").
While there are obvious links between the Forty-Two Lettered Name of the Babylonian Talmud and the Kabbalah's Forty-Two Lettered Name, they are probably not identical because of the Kabbalah's emphasis on numbers. The Kabbalah also contains a Forty-Five Lettered Name and a Seventy-Two Lettered Name.
There were 42 Egyptian assessors of the Dead and some say 42 books The stone has 44 columns which equates to 8 and 28 paragraphs 2 being the High Priestess where she holds the Torah (law).
And 8 Strength and then there is 282 laws - The twos could be seen as a symbol of a heart if they are turned around and joined together / this is an ancient symbol, with and 8 representing eternity and strength which can only stem from the heart / strength card in the Tarot.
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I am sure that today's laws are just a shadow of fairness, the more laws the more corruption there is to avoid them. It would make sense to have fewer laws, that is how I see it. It would cost far less to administrate if there was less crime. But we know this is not the role of government which has been hijacked by big business for its on ends and fairness doesn't equate any longer in law or justice.
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