Originally Posted by inertia186
Well, the original Greek might be better translated today as bondservant. A bondservant can be described as a slave, but is still very different from chattel slave.
Usually, when we hear "slavery," we imagine chattel slavery.
Bondservants have a debt obligation to their masters. Often, after the debt is paid off, the servant elects to stay with their master.
Under chattel slavery, there is no debt. Slaves are just owned as property like mules and such.
Are you claiming that slaves weren't sold in the ancient world, including in Rome and Palestine, in the same way they were in the American slave markets of the 17th-19th centuries?
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