chapter  6
Women and law
ByMARTHA T. ROTH
Pages 31

When she enters another’s house, the judges will investigate the estate of her former husband and they will entrust the estate of her former husband to her later husband and to that woman, and they will have them record a tablet (inventorying the estate). They will safeguard the house and they will raise the youngsters; they will not sell the household goods. Any buyer who buys the household goods of the sons of a widow will forfeit his silver; the property will revert to its owner. § 209 If a man strikes a daughter-of-a-man and thus causes her to miscarry her fetus: he shall weigh and deliver 10 shekels of silver for her fetus. § 210 If that woman then should die: they shall kill his

daughter. § 211 If he should thus cause a daughter-of-a-commoner

to miscarry her fetus by the beating: he shall weigh and deliver 5 shekels of silver. § 212 If that woman then should die: he shall weigh and deliver

30 shekels of silver. § 213 If he strikes slave-woman-of-a-man and thus causes her to miscarry her fetus: he shall weigh and deliver 2 shekels of silver. § 214 If that slave-woman then should die: he shall weigh and

deliver 20 shekels of silver.