The following articles are related to the topic of SLAVERY

The New Slavery

Slavery is an institution whereby human beings are divested of their freedom and personal rights; the slave is wholly subject to the will of another. Slavery has been practiced, in varying degrees, since the earliest of ages. In Genesis 10:8ff there is the record of Nimrod, who was "a mighty hunter."The context suggests that he was a hunter of men; ... read more »

What About the Bible and Slavery?

"Can you explain Leviticus 25:44-45? This passage seems to indicate that the Jews were allowed to buy slaves?" The issue of slavery in the ancient world is a complex one. The practices and regulations regarding this long-standing institution must be viewed in light of the rather unrefined ages in which the relationship of slavery prevailed. It may be stated with ... read more »

Exodus 3:22 – The Israelites Leave Egypt

As the Israelite people prepared to leave the land of Egypt, Moses charged: "But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians" (Ex. 3:22, KJV). There ... read more »

The Code of Hammurabi

In the winter of 1901-02, a French archaeological team, under the direction of M. J. de Morgan, discovered at ancient Susa (cf. Shushan - Esth. 1:2) in southwest Persia, a black stone stele (some 7 ft. tall). On it was the "Code of Hammurabi." The monument, which had been captured by the Persians, contained 282 laws reflecting the Babylonian judicial ... read more »

A Valuable Reference Work to Enhance Your Library

Dr. David Williams is one of Australia's noted biblical scholars. He has written commentaries on the book of Acts and 1& 2 Thessalonians (New International Biblical Commentary series). Perhaps his most valuable and lasting work, however, will be Paul's Metaphors - Their Context and Character, a volume that was twenty years in preparation. Williams says the "metaphors" became "windows" through ... read more »

When Will Oprah Free Her Slaves?

Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest women in America. She is worth millions of dollars. She has a popular day-time television show. She produces movies. She's a "mover and shaker" in the entertainment industry. She has to be an intelligent woman to have accomplished as much as she has-which just goes to prove the point that a person can ... read more »

Nuggets from the Book of Philemon

Colossae was a bustling city in Phrygia, in the southwest region of Asia Minor. In the time of the apostles it had seen its better days. Once famed for its soft wool and colorful dyes, commercial competition had muted its influence. There was a church there, perhaps established by Epaphras (Colossians 1:2; 4:12). The saints met in the home of ... read more »

The Earth: A Planet Plagued with “Evil”

There are many remarkable features on this marvelous planet which God created. Warm sunshine and refreshing showers cause the Earth to produce a magnificent garden of beauty. Our world abounds with an amazing array of curious and delightful animals. The love that humans are capable of sharing in their domestic and communal lives is thrilling indeed. And the blessings that ... read more »

Why Racists Hate Christianity

On the Fourth of July weekend in 1999, a young man named Benjamin Nathaniel Smith went on a murderous rampage. He wounded nine people and killed two, before turning the gun upon himself. He was a hate-filled, unhappy person. Prior to his death, Smith was interviewed for a documentary by a student filmmaker. In that interview, he revealed a bitter ... read more »

Woman’s Role in the Church

And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him (Genesis 2:18). And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep ... read more »