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In pagan times slaves who escaped and sought sanctuary at a holy temple would not be returned to their masters if they had a justifiable complaint.When the Empire became Christian, escaped slaves could seek refuge in a church, but they would always be returned to their masters, whether they had a justifiable complaint or not.To prove the strength of Job's faith, God sends Satan to test him by visiting disasters upon him.
Even oppressive masters are to be obeyed according to 1 Peter .
Neither God, nor Satan, nor the story's narrator finds it at all odd that people should be killed just to prove a point: they are only Job's property and their destruction is naturally bracketed with the loss of his livestock and vineyards.
The New Testament also regards slavery as acceptable.
Jesus himself mentioned slavery more than once according to the New Testament, but never with the slightest hint of criticism of it.
He even glorified the master-slave relationship as a model of the relationship between God and humankind (Matthew ff and ff).
Some 40 collars (or slave pendants) survive from antiquity, almost all of them from the fourth century, from Rome, Africa and Sardinia.