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Taken from Wikipedia, but edited with passages from the NIV, off of Bible Gateway. The New Testament contains references to usury, notably in the Parable of the talents: Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. —Matthew 25:27 So interest was accepted, ...


Two appendices in The Jewish Annotated New Testament touch on the issue: Greek-speaking Jews in antiquity regularly referred to themselves as Ioudaioi. As an ethnogeographical term, best translated "Judeans," it designates the members of the ethnic group inhabiting the district of Judea, or their descendants wherever they may be. It translates the Hebrew ...

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