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Torrey's Topical Textbook
Early mention of
Persons devoted to the service of another so called
Ps 119:49; Isa 56:6.
The subjects of a prince or king so called
Ex 9:20; 11:8.
Persons of low condition so called
Persons devoted to God so called
Ps 119:49; Isa 56:6; Ro 1:1.
The term often used to express humility
Ge 18:3; 33:5; 1Sa 20:7; 1Ki 20:32.
Slaves or bond
Christ condescended to the office of
Ge 43:18; 44:9.
Ge 14:14; Ps 116:16; Jer 2:14.
Ge 17:27; 37:36.
Captives taken in war often kept as.
De 20:14; 2Ki 5:2.
Strangers sojourning in Israel might be purchased as.
Persons belonging to other nations might be purchased as.
Persons unable to pay their debts liable to be sold as.
2Ki 4:1; Ne 5:4,5; Mt 18:25.
Thieves unable to make restitution were sold as.
More valuable than hired servants.
When Israelites not to be treated with rigour.
When Israelites to have their liberty after six years service.
Ex 21:2; De 15:12.
Israelites sold as, refusing their liberty, to have their ears bored to the door.
Ex 21:5,6; De 15:16,17.
Israelites sold to strangers as, might be redeemed by their nearest of kin.
All Israelites sold as, to be free at the jubilee.
Could not when set free demand wives or children procured during servitude.
To be furnished liberally, when their servitude expired.
When foreigners to be circumcised.
Ge 17:13,27; Ex 12:44.
To be allowed to rest on the Sabbath.
To participate in all national rejoicings.
De 12:18; 16:11,14.
Persons of distinction had many.
Ge 14:14; Ec 2:7.
Engaged in the most menial offices.
1Sa 25:41; Joh 13:4,5.
Maimed of injured by masters to have their freedom.
Masters to be recompensed for injury done to.
Laws respecting the killing of.
Of others not to be coveted or enticed away.
Ex 20:17; De 5:21.
Seeking protection not to be delivered up to masters.
Custom of branding, alluded to.
Sometimes rose to rank and station.
Sometimes intermarried with their master's family.
Laws respecting marriage with female.
Seizing and stealing of men for, condemned and punished by the law.
Ex 21:16; De 24:7; 1Ti 1:10.
Laws respecting, often violated.
Mt 20:28; Lu 22:27; Joh 13:5; Php 2:7.
Are inferior to their masters
Should follow Christ's example
Duties of, to masters
Should be contented in their situation
Should be compassionate to their fellows
When patient under injury are acceptable to God
The property of masters increased by faithful
Characteristics of wicked servants