Deuteronomy 22:1-3
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לֹא תִרְאֶה אֶת שׁוֹר אָחִיךָ אוֹ אֶת שֵׂיוֹ נִדָּחִים וְהִתְעַלַּמְתָּ מֵהֶם הָשֵׁב תְּשִׁיבֵם לְאָחִיךָ: וְאִם לֹא קָרוֹב אָחִיךָ אֵלֶיךָ וְלֹא יְדַעְתּוֹ וַאֲסַפְתּוֹ אֶל תּוֹךְ בֵּיתֶךָ וְהָיָה עִמְּךָ עַד דְּרֹשׁ אָחִיךָ אֹתוֹ וַהֲשֵׁבֹתוֹ לוֹ: וְכֵן תַּעֲשֶׂה לַחֲמֹרוֹ וְכֵן תַּעֲשֶׂה לְשִׂמְלָתוֹ וְכֵן תַּעֲשֶׂה לְכָל אֲבֵדַת אָחִיךָ אֲשֶׁר תֹּאבַד מִמֶּנּוּ וּמְצָאתָהּ לֹא תוּכַל לְהִתְעַלֵּם:

If you see your fellow's ox or sheep gone astray, do not ignore it; you must take it back to your fellow. If your fellow does not live near you or you do not know who your fellow is, you shall bring it home and it shall remain with you until your fellow claims it; then you shall give it back to your fellow. You shall do the same with your fellow's ass; you shall do the same with your fellow's garment; and so too shall you do with anything that your fellow loses and you find: you must not remain indifferent. [JPS translation]
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. This texts seems to assume that often belongings are not returned because of indifference. How does the command to not remain indifferent impact your sense of obligation?

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Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)