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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Limitations are prescribed by the law to the taking of a pledge from the borrower. The outer garment in which a man slept at night, if taken in pledge, was to be returned before sunset (Exodus 22:26,27; Deuteronomy 24:12,13 ). A widow's garment (Deuteronomy 24:17 ) and a millstone (6) could not be taken. A creditor could not enter the house to reclaim a pledge, but must remain outside till the borrower brought it (10,11). The Hebrew debtor could not be retained in bondage longer than the seventh year, or at farthest the year of jubilee (Exodus 21:2; Leviticus 25:39,42 ), but foreign sojourners were to be "bondmen for ever" (Leviticus 25:44-54 ).
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Loan'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/loan.html. 1897.