Abstract: The article covers monuments of religious law, including, both, Georgia and different countries of the world. Special attention is paid to the records kept by the ancient monuments of the law which included direct or indirect regulations with regard to offi cial offenses and established certain sanctions for those acts. The author reviews minimum standards of proving culpability in accordance with different approaches of the authors of the monuments of law of different countries in different ages. The notion and importance of official offenses during different stages of development of the mankind are analyzed based on the examples from Europe and Asia. This article also provides historical legal analysis of official corruption offenses, its classification and the methods of combatting, based on historical sources.