I have an actual question regarding this topic as I've read SO many atheists and homosexual activists as of late claiming that the Bible supports slavery. Ive read the passages thst talks about what I guess one would call indentured servitude, and that this was often used as a method of paying off debt. That basically a contract that was entered into by both parties. But there were as I remember very specific rules regarding the proper treatment of the indenturred servant. That and at the end of a seven year period; as I remember, the contract was up and the debt was cancelled. I would appreciate anyone with any further input on this topic. As a matter of fact i know that this was a way that a good many people got to come to the Americas when they didn't have money to pay their own way.