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Hebrew Servant

Law of: If a Jew stole and could not afford to make restitution, the courts would sell him into servitude for a six year term and payment from his "sale" would go towards paying his debt. A poor person could also choose to sell himself into servitude.

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Entry for 'Hebrew Servant'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/h/hebrew-servant.html. 2012.

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