landmarks

landmarks

Indications of property boundaries, whether erected (as boundary stones) or natural and recognized by mutual agreement. They were not to be moved (Deut 19:14; Deut 27:17) and doing so was a symbol of irresponsible deceit (Hos 5:10), greed (Job 24:2), and abuse (Prov 23:10). This biblical respect for ancestral property reflected similar concern in Babylonian, Egyptian, and later, Greek and Roman law. International markers were frequently elaborately inscribed stones.

Deut 19:14

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Deut 27:17

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Hos 5:10

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Job 24:2

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Prov 23:10

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