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It seems like at some point in the Torah there must have been some regulation regarding the treatment of escaped slaves. Unfortunately, I don't know where, exactly, to look for that regulation. Is there a particular verse or passage which addresses this point?

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Can I ask why you want to know this and how it relates to a concept/doctrine in Christianity? – wax eagle Jan 16 '14 at 16:20
I'm interested in the treatment of slaves in the Old Testament. It has often been said that slaves under the Torah were treated far better than slaves in the antebellum South. Unfortunately, without reading 2/3 of Exodus, and the entirety of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy I'm not really sure where to begin. – cwallenpoole Jan 16 '14 at 16:25
@waxeagle It is my suspicion that slavery in the Bible is not the same as slavery in the US. At a minimum, slaves in the Bible had more rights. But I'm still curious about it. – cwallenpoole Jan 16 '14 at 16:27
Ask that then. It's actually pretty easy to find the specific laws related to slavery in the Torah with text searches (Exodus 21, Deuteronomy 23:15). But remember that the Torah alone is not a complete picture of Jewish law, you need more (the Talmud and other sources). If you want to know the answer to this specific question, you might ask on Judaism.SE being more inclusive of sources beyond the Torah (maybe include what you can find from the Torah via text searches and ask for additional rules). – wax eagle Jan 16 '14 at 16:39
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Jewish history, not Christian doctrine or tradition. – David Jan 16 '14 at 18:30