The economic system of the Bible is agrarian and based upon the supposition that nearly all the people live upon the land and engage in cultural pursuits. It was intended their should be neither poverty nor riches, nor beggary nor great wealth in the land. But that every man should be economically independent and self supporting; possessing his habitation and means of livelihood and enjoying the products of his labor. In short, that he should sit under his vine and fig tree and eat the fruit thereof. According to Biblical law, it is elemental that every man should bare his own burdens, maintain himself and his family and should labor, plant his garden and till his land."