Every student of history learns about Hammurabi and his great sense of justice which is reflected in the Code of Hammurabi. The Mosiac Law in Abrahmic religions, Judiasm, Christinity and Islam borrows from it, and the Ten Commandments are based on it.
The word "Hammurabi" is one of the biggest short sightings of historians of British times to not go behind the origin of the word and its meaning, and then mis-pronouncing and mis-spelling the word.
Example, in the above picture of an aritifact from an ancient site in Babylonia, which says Om-ay-yad Script and Cuneiform Script but if you invert the seal, in the so called Om-ay-yad script, you will see the remainant of scripts which were shared by Brahmis/Devanagri of Hindus, Phoenecians, and Tachurians (Xing-Xeng, E of China, above Tibet and South West of Mongolia). The script seems to be overlaid on old cuneiform text and painted with lime. It is not hard to see the similiarity since modern historians agree that Indus Valley and Babylonia had cultural and trade interactions. Also it is a well known fact in history that Persians, who were cousin brothers of Hindus, and like Hindus before they converted to Islam and before that to Zorastrians (after famous Surya/Asurya split), ruled Babylonia.
So first lets do basic Linguistic Lessons. Why people were called Hindus. Basically there is a river called "Sindhu" river mentioned in Vedas, which is now called Indus. The western side of the river, would call the eastern side of the people "Sindhus". By the way, the Genetive Case Singular is often "Ah", where h is the Hard Aspirated "h" (in Sanskrit it called Visarga). This sound can become siblants, Palatal "Sh", Cereberal "Sh" and Dental "S", or "ar" sound, depending on how they join to others. So you know how the English genitive of possesive-ness like "Jhon's" could have come up with the "'s" rule.
Anyway, coming back to the main discussion, the western people were always caught up in the tussle between Persians and Indians, though the two were part of the same Parent Branch. They had experienced "Surya" and "A-Surya" split, which I have mentioned in another article. So they could not pronounce the sound "S", and called these people on the eastern side, "Hindus". Now we know that "H" is Guttaral sound and can become "A" sound, if aspiration is taken away.
Now come to the two rivers of Uzbekistan: "Surya Dariya" and "Amu Dariya". "Dariya" in Sanskrit means River. And Surya means "Sun", which Suryas or Hindus were, a Sun Worshipper, which most of the people of all lands and nations were. Please read my other articles. And "Amu" is "Hamu", which is "Somu", meaning Moon. Now this means they are Sun and Moon Rivers, which makes perfect sense.
Now come to Hammurabi. This means Hammu-Rabi. English people often confuse semivowel "v" or velar "v" to "b". And "Rabi" is "Ravi", and "Hammu" is "Sommu". So it is "Sommu-Ravi" king! Makes perfect sense, since the ancient kings would take epithets of Gods, as they would imagine themelves to be the representatives of God or the Chosen ones.
Know if you think this is far fetched, I will shock you further. The Surya and A-Surya split also reflects in Hindu History as Solar worshippers and Lunar Worshippers. Knowing Hammu-Rabi to be a man of wisdom, we can say he was coming out to be a Secular, which is reflected by the codes he has left.
If you think still not convinced, go back to his seals and coins, and see what is usually depicted. They depict Sun, Moon, and Obleisk (which I shall talk about later)!.
Still not convinced, now is the punch line: His father name was Amar-phal, which is Amar-Pal, or Eternal Ruler, Protector, Lord or Husband. The other word is "Pati" meaning the same. In South India we have "Tri-Pati" becoming "Tirupati" and in Libya we have "Tri-Pali" becoming "Tri-poly". The ancient name of Palestine was "Pali-Stan", meaning place of Lord. Please note how many nations even today carry the suffix from Sanskrit called "stan".
Now on Obleisk. This is the symbol of power or Male or Father Principle, which is often called "Phallic Worhipp". Please read my other article on this how the word has become a crude meaning to modern society. Still not convinced, go and see the shape of the Hammu-rabi's pillar and wonder why they show an Obleisk in his coins.
They were basically nothing but Persians/Hindus, since they claimed they were as old as 432,000 years (source William Durant, Our Oriental Inheritage), and this number is very sacred to Hindus as it forms a basis of Hindu Cosmogeny, which predicts the life of Universe, and which Carl Sagan, noted American Astronomer, and Scientist, said, "Only the Hindus came very close to predicting the age of the Universe."
BTW, if one follows Sanskritising the word "Om-ay-yad", it would be "Om-aya-yat", meaning "that comes from God".