Monday, January 6, 2014

Slave buying

I am researching my family tree and for my next novel and came across this item today:

.... Well, I looked at the front of the book and there is a copyright thing about not posting it in any form ....

But, anyway someone bought a slave on Sunday for $.50 and is in trouble because they broke the Sabbath.
It made me think: What about all the crazy laws or rules we have today?! Look at this one.
What was the wrong done? buying the slave? buying the slave for only $.50? or buying the slave on the Sabbath? And where was the person who sold the slave on the Sabbath?
just my thoughts, BJA