A Condensed Anti-slavery Bible Argument
"A bitterly persecuted" anti-slavery minister who emigrated from England to Virginia as a young man, Bourne "was one of the first in the United States to advocate immediate emancipation". He was present at the creation of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and opposed women's participation in that organization. This hard-hitting analysis exposes southerners' "pro-slavery perversions" of the Old and New Testaments and their profound misunderstanding of biblical labor relationships. Though authorship is generally attributed to Bourne, the author's Introduction says he "was born on the banks of Virginia's beautiful river Potomac ..." Bourne was born in Westbury, England. -- David Lesser, Antiquarian book dealer.
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Page 15 - And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.
Page 10 - Then his master shall bring him unto the judges ; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post ; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl ; and he shall serve him for ever.
Page 15 - And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Page 11 - And they sat down to eat bread : and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Page 11 - For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
Page 13 - Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Page 18 - For three transgressions of Israel, And for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; Because they sold the righteous for silver, And the poor for a pair of shoes...
Page 23 - And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth : and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.