Clizby Wampuscat wrote:
Can you get a Hebrew female employee by buying females from their fathers? Ex 21:7-11.
You work from Exodus 21:7 â€œIf a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to go free as the male slaves do.
Slave is the interpretation of amah
519 Strong's: amah
: Definition: a maid, handmaid; a maid-servant or female slave -- (hand-)bondmaid(-woman), maid(-servant).
NAS Exhaustive Concordance: a maid, handmaid
NASB Translation: female (15), female servant (4), female slave (2), handmaid (2), handmaids (1), maid (8), maids (5), maidservant (19), servant* (1), servants* (6), slave* (4), slaves* (4).
Though this allows slave
to be in fact properly used, it does NOT mean that it is to be preferred and to create a doctrine out of its being used is short sighted. Only 8 of 28 translations of this verse chose slave over the other options according to Bible Hub's parallel bible list.
PCE Theology as I see it...
We had an existence with a free will in Sheol before the creation of the physical universe. Here we chose to be able to become holy or to be eternally evil in YHWH's sight. Then the physical universe was created and all sinners were sent to earth.
This theology debunks the need to base Christianity upon the blasphemy of creating us in Adam's sin.