322. Sale of Patrimony

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1 Kings 21:3. Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.
The law of Moses would not permit the sale of one’s patrimony, except in cases of extreme destitution. See Leviticus 25:23,25; Numbers 36:7. Roberts gives an interesting description of an Eastern garden, and speaks of the high value placed on it by its owner, who has inherited it from his ancestors, and whose dearest associations in life are connected with it. “To part with such a place is, to the people of the East, like parting with life itself” (Oriental illustration, p. 208).