Lesson Eleven: THE ISRAELITES AS SERVANTS OF YHWH, AND THE LAND OF ISRAEL AS THE LAND OF YHWH: ON THE NATURE OF THE JUDICIAL PATTERN: Restricted Access

“For it is to Me that the Israelites are servants: they are My servants, whom I freed from the Land of Egypt” (Lev. 25:55)
From the examples cited in Chapters Four and Five we learned that the liberation of cities and their inhabitants from the yoke of foreigners and enslavers and their transformation into servants of God was an extremely widespread phenomenon in the Ancient Near East. This phenomenon was manifested both in the public realm (the freeing of entire cities and regions) and in the private realm

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