Our modern civil justice system has its foundation in the bible and reflects an evolution of beliefs and increased knowledge since the earliest development of western civilization, starting some 4,000 years ago.
Hammurabi, the first king of the Babylonian Empire, is known for one of the first written codes of law in recorded history and the initial presentation of the “Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth” philosophy.
Please join me in my third in a series of videos devoted to understanding the history of the bible and our civil justice system as I discuss the evolution of civil damages, the bible’s version of construction defect law and the first known evidence of uniform building and construction codes.
History of Personal Injury Law and Our Civil Justice System
Introduction to the History and Evolution of Law
History of Civil Liability and Compensatory Damages
History of Product Liability Law
History of Punitive Damages and Our Civil Justice System