slaves, new testament, slavery, greek, servant, property, captives, family, free, roman
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
His letters to the Ephesians and Colossians contain explicit rules for the conduct of slaves and masters. Living in a society in which it is estimated that more than half of the population belonged to the slave class, it is little wonder that Paul often uses this word and its antonym, free man.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Philippians 2:7; John 15:12-15; Luke 15:29;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Malte, E. C.
"The Most Important Social Problem of New Testament Times Slavery,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 19, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol19/iss1/4