This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol1 Introduction To The Study Of Law Legal History", by Albert H. Putney. Also see: Popular Law-Dictionary.
219. If a doctor has treated the slave of a freedman for a severe wound with a bronze lancet and has caused him to die, he shall give back slave for slave.
220. If he has opened his tumour with a bronze lancet and has ruined his eye, he shall pay the half of his price in money.
221. If a doctor has cured the broken limb of a man, or has healed his sick body, the patient shall pay the doctor five shekels of silver.
222. If it was a freedman, he shall give three shekels of silver.
223. If it was a man's slave, the owner of the slave shall give two shekels of silver to the doctor.
224. If the doctor of oxen and asses has treated an ox or an ass for a grave wound and has cured it, the owner of the ox or the ass shall give to the doctor as his pay one-sixth of a shekel of silver.
225. If he has treated an ox or an ass for a severe wound and has caused its death, he shall pay one-fourth of its price to the owner of the ox or the ass.
226. If a barber-surgeon, without consent of the owner of a slave, has branded the slave with an indelible mark, one shall cut off the hands of that barber.
227. If anyone deceives the barber-surgeon and makes him brand a slave with an indelible mark, one shall kill that man and bury him in his house. The barber shall swear, "I did not mark him wittingly," and he shall be guiltless.
228. If a builder has built a house for some one and has finished it, for every Sar of house he shall give him two shekels of silver as his fee.
229. If a builder has built a house for some one and has not made his work firm, and if the house he built has fallen and has killed the owner of the house, that builder shall be put to death.
230. If it has killed the son of the house-owner, one shall kill the son of that builder.
231. If it has killed the slave of the house-owner, he (the builder) shall give to the owner of the house slave for slave.
232. If it has destroyed property, he shall restore everything he destroyed; and because the house he built was not firm and fell in, out of bis own funds, he shall rebuild the house that fell.
233. If a builder has built a house for some one and has not made its foundations solid, and a wall falls, that builder out of his own money shall make firm that wall.
234. If a boatman has caulked (?) a boat of 60 Gur for a man, he shall give him two shekels of silver as his fee.
235. If a boatman has caulked a boat for a man, and has not made firm his work, if in that year that ship is put into use and it suffers an injury, the boatman shall alter that boat and shall make it firm out of his own funds; and he shall give the strengthened boat to the owner of the boat.
236. If a man has given his boat to a boatman on hire, if the boatman has been careless, has grounded the boat or destroyed it, the boatman shall give a boat to the owner of the boat in compensation.
237. If a man has hired a boatman and a boat, and has loaded it with grain, wool, oil, dates, or whatever the cargo was; if that boatman has been careless, has grounded the ship and destroyed all that was in it, the boatman shall make good the ship which de grounded and whatever he destroyed of what was in it.
241. If a man has forced an ox to too hard labour, he shall pay one-third a mina of silver.
242. If a man hires (the ox) for one year he shall pay 4 Gur of grain as the hire of a working ox.
243. For the hire of an ox to carry burdens (?) he shall give 3 Gur of grain to its owner.
244. If anyone has hired an ox or an ass and if in the field a lion has killed it, the loss is its master's.
250. If a furious ox in his charge gores a man and kills him, that case cannot be brought to judgment.
251. If an ox has pushed a man (with his horns) and in pushing showed him his vice, and if he has not blunted his horns, has not shut up his ox; if that ox gores a free-born man and kills him, he shall pay one-half a mina of silver.
253. If a man has hired a man to live in his field and has furnished him seed grain (?) and oxen, and has bound him to cultivate the field; if that man has stolen grain or plants and they are seized in his possession one shall cut off his hands.
255. If he has given out the man's oxen on hire or has stolen the grain, has not caused it to grow in the field; one shall bring that man to judgment, for 100 Gan of land he shall measure out 60 Gur of grain.
261. If a man has hired a herdsman to pasture cattle and sheep, he shall pay him 8 Gur of grain a year.
264. If a herdsman, to whom oxen and sheep have been given for pasturing, has received his wages, whatever was agreed upon, and his heart is contented; if he has diminished the oxen, or the sheep has lessened the offspring, he shall give offspring and produce according to the words of his agreement.
265. If a herdsman, to whom oxen and sheep have been given for pasturing, has deceived, has changed the price, or has given them for money; he shall be brought to judgment and he shall return to their owner oxen and gheep ten times that which he stole.
271. If anyone has hired oxen, a cart, and driver, he shall pay 180 KA of grain for one day.
278. If anyone has bought a man or woman slave and before the end of the month the bennu-sickness has fallen upon him, he shall return him to the seller, and the buyer shall take back the money which he paid.
270. If anyone has bought a man or woman slave and a complaint is made, the seller shall answer for the complaint.
282. If a slave has said to his master, "Thou art not my master," one shall bring him to judgment as his slave, and his master shall cut off his ear.