Those who defend private property
as a sacred right from divinity,
they do not understand
the biblical command
that calls for a Year of Jubilee.
“The ancient Israelite legislator realized what too few of our contemporaries are willing to acknowledge: If a healthy society prioritizes the economic integrity of its citizens, it will stay a healthy society. The maintenance of property and possessions must come second to human need. (Gunse 48)”
Gnuse, Robert. You Shall Not Steal: Community and Property in the Biblical Tradition. Maryknoll, NY.
Orbis Books. 1985.