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Monday, November 10, 2014

Biblical Limericks: Private Property

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.

Leviticus 25

“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.

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