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Friday, October 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

I love this one. This is on the proper etiquette of how to treat your slaves. In particular, female slaves. This also clearly tells you what rights your daughter is to have if you should decide to sell her. I am thinking that this may be hard to translate to our modern times because we have a tendency to outsource our menial labor on those less fortunate than us. Nevertheless, here it is:

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)

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