The Role Of Slavery In The Bible

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Slavery in the Bible was not as bad of a lifestyle then one may think. Slavery could be looked at as an easy way of life. You serve a master whom provides food and shelter for you while also being payed. In some circumstances slaves made more than people who had jobs. In the book, the Essential Companion to Life in Bible Times, Silva suggest, “The living conditions of many slaves were better than those of free men, who often slept in the streets of the city or lived in very cheap rooms. Moreover, the slave was not inferior to the free person of similar skills in regard to food and clothing” (72). Slaves were an economic asset in the ancient Near East. They had a price to them. If someone owned a slave, they could be resold. They also could
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