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Women in the Bible

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  1. Nancy Alaire Lorenz

    Does the atrocity of legal, race-based enslavement of kidnapped persons from the African continent, and the enslavement of subsequent generations, as it was practiced and as it benefited white culture in the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries illuminate or shadow the life circumstances of Sarah and Hagar? In the Hebrew Bible, what can be known about the conditions of enslavement during their life spans.
    From Bible Gateway https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=Deuteronomy+Slaves&qs_version=NRSV
    9 topical index results:

    REFUGEE SLAVES
    ALIENS » Jews authorized to purchase, as slaves (Leviticus 25:44,45)
    EGYPTIANS » Slaves bought by (Genesis 37:36)
    COMMERCE » Articles of » Slaves (Genesis 37:28,36; Deuteronomy 24:7)
    EXPORTS » From Tarshish » Silver, iron, tin, lead, brass, slaves (Ezekiel 27:12,13)
    PROPERTY » PERSONAL » In slaves (Exodus 21:4)
    SERVANT » BOND » Captives of war became slaves (Deuteronomy 20:14;21:10-14; 2 Kings 5:2; 2 Chronicles 28:8,10; Lamentations 5:13)
    SERVANT » BOND » Slaves owned slaves (2 Samuel 9:10)
    SERVANT » HIRED » Treatment of, more considerate than that of slaves (Leviticus 25:53)