The Price of Slaves

The Price of Slaves

WE ARE ALL PRETTY FAMILIAR with ‘price inflation’. Generally the price of an item (a bottle of milk for example) will rise over time. It’s not a universal rule—you can also get periods of stagflation or deflation, but in general prices rise. You might be surprised to know that inflation has been around for a very long time. It was operating in Bible times. And you might be more surprised to learn that we can use price inflation to check that the Bible narrative is true and accurate. That it was written when it claims to have been written, and that the events fit the period to which they relate. The Price of Milk Let me illustrate how this works. Suppose for example I shared with you a newspaper article claiming to have been written in  Britain  in  the  1960s  and  covering events from that period. In this article it