Index:The Bible Against Slavery (Weld, 1838).djvu

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The Bible Against Slavery (Weld, 1838).djvu

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CONTENTS.




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Definition of Slavery 5—9
 Negative, 6
 Affirmative, 8
 Legal, 9
The Moral Law against Slavery 9—11
 "Thou shalt not steal," 10
 "Thou shalt not covet," 11
Man-stealing—Examination of Ex. xxi. 16, 12—17
 Separation of man from brutes and things, 15
Import of "Buy" and "Bought with Money," 17—22
 Servants sold themselves, 21
Rights and privileges secured by Law to Servants, 23—25
Servants were voluntary, 25—31
 Runaway servants not to be delivered to their Masters, 26
Servants were paid wages, 32—36
Masters not "Owners," 37—46
 Servants not subjected to the uses of property, 37
 Servants expressly distinguished from property, 38
 Examination of Gen. xii. 5.—"The souls that they had gotten," &c. 39
 Social equality of Servants and Masters, 40
 Condition of the Gibeonites as subjects of the Hebrew Commonwealth, 41
 Egyptian Bondage analyzed, 42  

OBJECTIONS CONSIDERED.

"Cursed be Canaan," &c.—Examination of Gen. ix. 25, 46—48
"For he is his Money," &c.—Examination of Ex. xxi. 20,21, 48—52
Examination of Lev. xxv. 44-46, 52—57
 "Both thy "Bondmen, &c., shall be of the heathen," 53
 "They shall be your bondmen forever," 54
 "Ye shall take them as an inheritance," &c. 55
Examination of Lev. xxv. 39, 40.—The freeholder not to "serve as a Bond Servant," 57—65
 Difference between Hired and Bought Servants, 58
 Bought Servants the most favored and honored class, 58
 Israelites and Strangers belonged to both classes, 60
 Israelites, servants to the Strangers, 61
 Reasons for the release of the Israelitish Servants in the seventh year, 61
 Reasons for assigning the Strangers to a longer service, 61
 Reasons for calling them the Servants, 62
 Different kinds of service assigned to the Israelites and Strangers, 62
Review of all the classes of Servants with the modifications of each, 66—68
 Political disabilities of the Strangers, 67
Examination of Ex. xxi. 2—6.—"If thou buy an Hebrew servant," &c. 68
The Canaanites not sentenced to unconditional extermination, 69—74