Slavery among the Hebrews

Can anyone point me to some resources that talk about Jewish/Hebrew slavery?
I know it was different from the American slave trade, but the resources I found in some of the other threads are now showing a 404 when clicking on the link. So any new resources would be appreciated if possible :slight_smile:

Specifically, I’m looking for historical support that slaves in the nation of Israel were mostly slaves by their own will.

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SLAVERY IN THE HEBREW SOCIETY OF IRAQ AND SYRIA IN THE SECOND THROUGH FIFTH CENTURIES A.D.
This is from a Russia scholar Solodukho, 1938. You can find it in Russian here or you can buy Neusners’ book(s). At least it is a start.

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Quick aside: were these links on the threads or were these the threads themselves?

@KMac they were links in threads. Not all were gone but some I clicked on where 404. I’m assuming maybe the site where those links lead to is down, but just in case it’s down permanently I wanted to get some other places to look.

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Thanks for this topic. I’m also dealing with a similar thing here in Ghana. Currently I’m looking for answers to one strong issue in Africa that the Bible endorses slavery which was why the white man enslaved Africans.

You can look up some of the topics already given on it as well. Just be aware of some links in the conversations not being active anymore.
https://connect.rzim.org/t/slavery-in-the-bible-and-slavery-in-history/5387

https://connect.rzim.org/t/leviticus-25-45-46/18194

https://connect.rzim.org/t/a-question-about-slavery-in-the-ot-ex-21-3-6/7250

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From the podcasts description:

Does the Bible condone slavery?

There is no doubt that the Bible has been used to justify horrible atrocities throughout history, including slavery and racism. In light of such terrible oppression, this week Vince and Jo Vitale discuss what it really means to be made in the image of God, how to contend for unity in a divided culture, and what it might look like to follow Jesus Christ, who “came to set the captives free.”

That was a very insightful episode. That podcast series is useful and enlightning on so many levels. Well worth the listen!