Debtor [N] [S]
Various regulations as to the relation between debtor and creditor are laid down in the Scriptures.
The debtor was to deliver up as a pledge to the creditor what he could most easily dispense with ( Deuteronomy 24:10 Deuteronomy 24:11 ).
A mill, or millstone, or upper garment, when given as a pledge, could not be kept over night ( Exodus 22:26 Exodus 22:27 ).
A debt could not be exacted during the Sabbatic year ( Deuteronomy 15:1-15 ).
For other laws bearing on this relation see Leviticus 25:14 Leviticus 25:32 Leviticus 25:39 ; Matthew 18:25 Matthew 18:34 .
A surety was liable in the same way as the original debtor ( Proverbs 11:15 ; 17:18 ).
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Debtor". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .