Bible Articles on the Topic of Bondage

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Philemon and Slavery

It is very fitting in itself that Paul’s one private letter left for us (Philemon) should be an earnest plea and fervent expression of love and unity for a slave — a class that was then treated as less than human. Paul calls him his son, his brother, and his own heart.

Real Freedom: Following Only One’s Highest Interests

Freedom is always very highly acclaimed and never more so than in wartime, when it is methodically insisted upon as a thing of greater value than life itself. The fighting men in all countries, and on both sides of the mortal quarrel, are urged on by the same assurance:

Re’eh: The Strange Laws Of Jewish Slavery

In Deuteronomy 15:12-18, Moses instructed the children of Israel that if a fellow Hebrew was sold into servitude, the Hebrew slave would serve six years, and in the seventh year go free. When the master set the slave free, the master was to give the former slave parting gifts. But it the slave tells the master that they did not want to leave, the master was to take an awl and put it through the slave’s ear into the door, and the slave was to become the master’s slave in perpetuity.

Bondage

Of Israel in Egypt (Exodus 2:23, 25; 5), which is called the “house of bondage” (13:3; 20:2). This word is used also with reference to the captivity in Babylon (Isaiah 14:3), and the oppression of the Persian king (Ezra 9:8, 9).

Bondage

bon ́dā̇j: Used in two senses in Scripture, a literal and a metaphorical sense.