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Almsgiving versus Usury

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Abstract

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

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Consumer Credit Divine Commandment Christian Morality Roman Emperor Money Lender 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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