HOMO SAPIENS III (10)
Slavery as a way of creating value is recorded in the founding Torah, included in the New Testament of the Judeo-Christian religion. Slaves were children who were sold into slavery by their parents for debts, prisoners of war, or bought from other nations. For example, the Phoenicians traded in slaves. Although the slaves were the property of the owner, the Torah forbade injuring the slave. In case of violation of this law, the slave received freedom. For the murder of a slave, the punishment of the guilty was due. Slaves were often concubines; it was forbidden to sell them, it was supposed to be released. The slave was released after 6 years, but if he started a family during the term and did not want to leave his wife and children, the slave renounces freedom. Religion prescribed a gentle and fair treatment of slaves.