Almsgiving versus Usury



The Hebrews were the first people to condemn interest-bearing loans. The Old Testament forbids it in three different places:


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  1. 1.Cetelem Professor of Economics Université Libre de LilleFrance
  2. 2.International CEO, member of the Board of CetelemFrance

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