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Freedom


Freedom — The law of Moses pointed out the cases in which the servants of the Hebrews were to receive their freedom (Ex. 21:2–4, 7, 8; Lev. 25:39–42, 47–55; Deut. 15:12–18). Under the Roman law the “freeman” (ingenuus) was one born free; the “freedman” (libertinus) was a manumitted slave, and had not equal rights with the freeman (Acts 22:28; comp. Acts 16:37–39; 21:39; 22:25; 25:11, 12).