Israel’s Law and Order (2)

Israel’s system of slavery was rehabilitative—designed to take people who were on the fringes of society and move them to the center. When we look at who sold themselves into servitude, we see people in social distress for various reasons. Some sold themselves due to indebtedness (Leviticus 25:47). Perhaps the debt came about through noContinue reading “Israel’s Law and Order (2)”

Israel’s Law and Order (1)

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. I would guess that most people are able to recognize the above as the words that open every episode of Law andContinue reading “Israel’s Law and Order (1)”