"In Ancient Babylonia and Assyria even before Abraham, "in the Code of Hammurabi" there is "respect for what is just…. Infidelity and incest were…under the pain of capital punishment."6
In lands where God’s covenant people did not reside, like that of the patient Job in Uz, one reads also about afflicted children. There too, against child-oppressors, God says: "you overwhelm the fatherless!"; "The arms of the fatherless have been broken"; "They pluck the fatherless from the breast" and "cause to go naked without clothing." Job 6:27; 22:9; 24:3f.