Torrey's New Topical Textbook
Early mention of @Ge 9:25,26.
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 @Ec 10:7.
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
Called bondmen. @Ge 43:18; 44:9.
Christ condescended to the office of @Mt 20:28; Lu 22:27; Joh 13:5; Php 2:7.
By birth. @Ge 14:14; Ps 116:16; Jer 2:14.
By purchase. @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. @Le 25:45.
Persons belonging to other nations might be purchased as. @Le 25:44.
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. @Ex 22:3.
More valuable than hired servants. @De 15:18.
When Israelites not to be treated with rigour. @Le 25:39,40,46.
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. @Le 25:47-55.
All Israelites sold as, to be free at the jubilee. @Le 25:10,40,41,54.
Could not when set free demand wives or children procured during servitude. @Ex 21:3,4.
To be furnished liberally, when their servitude expired. @De 15:13,14.
When foreigners to be circumcised. @Ge 17:13,27; Ex 12:44.
To be allowed to rest on the Sabbath. @Ex 20:10.
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. @Ex 21:26,27.
Masters to be recompensed for injury done to. @Ex 21:32.
Laws respecting the killing of. @Ex 21:20,21.
Of others not to be coveted or enticed away. @Ex 20:17; De 5:21.
Seeking protection not to be delivered up to masters. @De 23:15.
Custom of branding, alluded to. @Ga 6:17.
Sometimes rose to rank and station. @Ec 10:7.
Sometimes intermarried with their master's family. @1Ch 2:34,35.
Laws respecting marriage with female. @Ex 21:7-11.
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. @Jer 34:8-16.
Are inferior to their masters @Lu 22:27.
Should follow Christ's example @1Pe 2:21.
Duties of, to masters
Should be contented in their situation @1Co 7:20,21.
Should be compassionate to their fellows @Mt 18:33.
When patient under injury are acceptable to God @1Pe 2:19,20.
The property of masters increased by faithful @Ge 30:29,30.
Characteristics of wicked servants
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