Campus Units

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Conversations with the Biblical World

Volume

36

First Page

199

Last Page

224

Abstract

My first substantive engagement with the study of human trafficking came while I was researching my book, Slavery, Abolitionism, and the Ethics of Biblical Scholarship.1 Therein, I tried to show that most of biblical scholarship remains an apologetic enterprise despite its claims to be engaging in historico-critical scholarship. I cited many examples of how modern scholars attempt to place biblical slavery in a more benign light compared to other ancient Near Eastern cultures or to modern forms of slavery. A substantial portion of modern scholarship believes that biblical, and especially Christian, principles ultimately were responsible for abolition.

Comments

This article is published as Avalos, H. The Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Roots of Human Trafficking by ISIS. Conversations with the Biblical World 36 (2016):199-224. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

University of Mount Union

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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