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“A Slave To My Job”

Categories: GRAB BAG
     Are a servant and a slave the same thing?

Hired Hand

Dear Hired Hand,

The most common Greek word used for servant is ‘doulos’, and that is the exact same word that is used for ‘slave’.  The word ‘doulos’ was used for both a hired servant and a purchased slave.  It is left to the context to differentiate.