Category: Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? (2020)

Joshua Bowen: Slavery in the Biblical Period

Joshua Bowen, Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? (Mechanicsville, MD: Digital Hammurabi Press, 2020), 196-197. Slavery was not endorsed arbitrarily, as it was part of a common economic system that existed in ancient Israel and in the wider ancient Near East long before the… Continue Reading “Joshua Bowen: Slavery in the Biblical Period”

Joshua Bowen: For Some ANE Texts, We Have the “Originals”

Joshua Bowen, Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery? (Mechanicsville, MD: Digital Hammurabi Press, 2020), 16. When discussing slavery in ancient Israel, we are more limited in our sources than if we were discussing slavery as was known in the wider ancient Near East. Generally… Continue Reading “Joshua Bowen: For Some ANE Texts, We Have the “Originals””

Book Review: ‘Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?’ by Joshua Bowen

Author: Joshua BowenBook: Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?Publisher: Digital Hammurabi PressYear: 2020Total Page Count: 243Price: $19.99 (print) I. INTRODUCTION “Slavery in the Bible,” writes biblical scholar Wil Gafney, “represents more than the ubiquity of slavery in the ancient world; it represents the theological bulwark on which the Atlantic slave… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘Did the Old Testament Endorse Slavery?’ by Joshua Bowen”