Interest and Usury In the Greco-Roman Period
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Usury (נֶשֶׁךְ‎, neshekh, τόκος, tokos). Charging interest on loaned goods or money.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Interest and Usury in the Greco-Roman Period
INTEREST AND USURY IN THE GRECO-ROMAN PERIOD. “Interest” (Gk tokos) is a charge for the use of invested capital, most typically money. From an economic perspective, interest is composed of four principal factors: the real cost of using the capital; a premium compensating the investor for the risk of
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