'Property' in the Bible
Live with us. The land is before you. Settle here, move about, and acquire property in it.”
Esau took his wives, sons, daughters, and all the people of his household, as well as his herds, all his livestock, and all the property he had acquired in Canaan; he went to a land away from his brother Jacob.
Then Joseph settled his father and brothers in the land of Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.
Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the region of Goshen. They acquired property in it and became fruitful and very numerous.
However, if the slave can stand up after a day or two, the owner should not be punished because he is his owner’s property.
If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house must present himself to the judges to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor’s property.
there must be an oath before the Lord between the two of them to determine whether or not he has taken his neighbor’s property. Its owner must accept the oath, and the other man does not have to make restitution.
You are to consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom in the land for all its inhabitants. It will be your Jubilee, when each of you is to return to his property and each of you to his clan.
“In this Year of Jubilee, each of you will return to his property.
If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.
he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property.
But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property.
Whatever property one of the Levites can redeem—a house sold in a city they possess—must be released at the Jubilee, because the houses in the Levitical cities are their possession among the Israelites.
Then he and his children are to be released from you, and he may return to his clan and his ancestral property.
You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you—those born in your land. These may become your property.
You may leave them to your sons after you to inherit as property; you can make them slaves for life. But concerning your brothers, the Israelites, you must not rule over one another harshly.
When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will be holy to the Lord like a field permanently set apart; it becomes the priest’s property.
Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan? Since he had no son, give us property among our father’s brothers.”
“What Zelophehad’s daughters say is correct. You are to give them hereditary property among their father’s brothers and transfer their father’s inheritance to them.
The Israelites took the Midianite women and their children captive, and they plundered all their cattle, flocks, and property.
“Command the Israelites to give cities out of their hereditary property for the Levites to live in and pastureland around the cities.
“When brothers live on the same property and one of them dies without a son, the wife of the dead man may not marry a stranger outside the family. Her brother-in-law is to take her as his wife, have sexual relations with her, and perform the duty of a brother-in-law for her.
Then Boaz said, “On the day you buy the land from Naomi, you will also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the deceased man, to perpetuate the man’s name on his property.”
At an earlier period in Israel, a man removed his sandal and gave it to the other party in order to make any matter legally binding concerning the right of redemption or the exchange of property. This was the method of legally binding a transaction in Israel.
So the redeemer removed his sandal and said to Boaz, “Buy back the property yourself.”
I will also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, to perpetuate the deceased man’s name on his property, so that his name will not disappear among his relatives or from the gate of his home. You are witnesses today.”
The first to live in their towns on their own property again were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.
Jaziz the Hagrite was in charge of the flocks.All these were officials in charge of King David’s property.
David assembled all the leaders of Israel in Jerusalem: the leaders of the tribes, the leaders of the divisions in the king’s service, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, and the officials in charge of all the property and cattle of the king and his sons, along with the court officials, the fighting men, and all the brave warriors.
Anyone who does not keep the law of your God and the law of the king, let a fair judgment be executed against him, whether death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment.
I also shook the folds of my robe and said, “May God likewise shake from his house and property everyone who doesn’t keep this promise. May he be shaken out and have nothing!”The whole assembly said, “Amen,” and they praised the Lord. Then the people did as they had promised.
These are the heads of the province who stayed in Jerusalem (but in the villages of Judah each lived on his own property in their towns—the Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants, and descendants of Solomon’s servants—
The rest of Israel, the priests, and the Levites were in all the villages of Judah, each on his own inherited property.
We’ll find all kinds of valuable propertyand fill our houses with plunder.
Don’t move an ancient boundary markerthat your fathers set up.
Don’t move an ancient boundary marker,and don’t encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
“As the property of the city, you must set aside an area 1? of a mile wide and 8? miles long, adjacent to the holy donation of land. It will be for the whole house of Israel.
And the prince will have the area on each side of the holy donation of land and the city’s property, adjacent to the holy donation and the city’s property, stretching to the west on the west side and to the east on the east side. Its length will correspond to one of the tribal portions from the western boundary to the eastern boundary.
“This is what the Lord God says: If the prince gives a gift to each of his sons as their inheritance, it will belong to his sons. It will become their property by inheritance.
The prince must not take any of the people’s inheritance, evicting them from their property. He is to provide an inheritance for his sons from his own property, so that none of My people will be displaced from his own property.”
The entire donation will be 8? miles by 8? miles; you are to set apart the holy donation along with the city property as a square area.
“The remaining area on both sides of the holy donation and the city property will belong to the prince. He will own the land adjacent to the tribal portions, next to the 8? miles of the donation as far as the eastern border and next to the 8? miles of the donation as far as the western border. The holy donation and the sanctuary of the temple will be in the middle of it.
Except for the Levitical property and the city property in the middle of the area belonging to the prince, the area between the territory of Judah and that of Benjamin will belong to the prince.
so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property that Jacob had given his son Joseph.
They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.