A Freedom That Is No Freedom: Jeremiah 34 and the Sabbatical Principle

Rolf A. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/2002

Issue: Jeremiah (Vol. 22, No 4, Fall, 2002)

The "release" of the Hebrew slaves during the time of the Babylonian siege was a cynical affair, setting the slaves "free" from being provided food and shelter by their owners in a time of scarcity. The passage raises important questions about the nature of freedom: freedom from? freedom unto? freedom for?

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